I slightly turned,
Looked up,
For a split second
I thought it was you
At the end of the hall.

For a split second
My heart swelled,
I could feel a smile
Reach my eyes
Before my lips could move,
My body felt warm
For a split second
My fingers ached
Restless for a possibility to touch you,
My legs felt determined
To bring me closer to you.

Then, the second passed

I realized it was only a semblance of you
I saw in the man,
My eyes tricked my heart to hope
You were near me once again

-Vanessa Hernandez

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