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Love Letter to TA

I told my therapist the story you told me
About the French student you tutored in high school
How she mispronounced words 
And kept accidentally saying,
“I want to f*ck” 
At that moment I’m sure you felt me blush 

I was hoping that story came out from your subconscious,
Perhaps an underlying crush

You should know I come to office hours
Just for more time beside you
I don't much need the help
After all, you keep giving me 98’s
And I’m not so sure I deserve those grades

I am only somewhat brilliant—
Barely as clever as they say

I tried to tell you that I was going to be a writer
Because I know that’s something you are, too
I saw the poem you published at your last school 
And oh, how I wish you knew
How absolutely perfect I am for you

In lab you always take my hand to show me how
I get clumsy when you’re around
But don’t mind redoing things throughout
The others must have it figured out

You touch me a little too often now

My friend suggested I turn in a quote
Kafka is who I naturally chose
But of course I feared it was not place
To mention the divine qualities in your face

You are a goddess even by name

Dear Athena—
I hope one day you will be mine
I’ve fallen hard for you in time.

Paraphrased quote by Franz Kafka from his letters to Milena:
"So many divine qualities mingle with the human ones in your dear face."




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  1. Date: 10/14/2014 9:57:00 AM

    truly touching very beautiful pen jessica
  1. Date: 10/14/2014 12:22:00 AM

    This is a deeply personal write. Those are the kind we just have to write. This again is an excellent write.
  1. Date: 10/13/2014 6:37:00 PM

    Beautiful love poem! :)