He bites his nails

fidgets as you call out his name

avoids eye contact

and never shakes your hand

He hardly speaks

though he has a lot on his mind

and somehow he knows you very well

he knows your name

he knows the ins and outs

of your delicate mind

and of your delicate frame

he’s studied the way you talk

and the way you walk

without looking at you

straight in the eye

he’s a shy maniac

I don’t know why

he already knows you

you don’t have to try











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