There’s a little tug at the corner of her lips,
When I tell her a joke and my stomach does flips.
She bursts out laughing, uninhibited and free,
I would do so much, just to make her happy.
She tells me he’s amazing, and I pretend not to feel,
The tears in my heart that for years I’ve concealed.
I wonder if he knows how to treat her right,
I wonder if she knows how she keeps me up at night.
Then one day she comes to me with tears in her eyes,
I’m speechless as she starts to apologize.
There’s a little tug at the corner of my heart,
When she tells me it was always me from the start.
© Jade M. Wong 2016
Another combo! Can’t believe we’re almost at the end of this event.
July 27th’s Word: yugto (n.) a fundamental transition or development of a story or phenomenon
July 28th’s Word: halakhak (n.) a loud, uninhibited laughter
Credit for the beautiful photo goes to Yaoqi Lai.