An Unfamiliar Face

From afar, you appear to be an angel.

Your eyes sparkle as you laugh and your smile brightens anyone's day.

Your hair is always blowing lazily with the wind.

Your voice carries across the campus,

always strong, always confident.

One day when I brought up enough courage to walk up to you

With a false smile that hid fear, our eyes met.

My heart stopped and I held my breath.

But, instead of feeling a warm sensation,

I saw my reflection in blue orbs.

His eyes hid nothing.

They shined in a dim light and held no hope.

His gaze fell on me, and I felt a chill.

They were nothing like what I saw yesterday, last week, last month.

When I look into his eyes, I only see an unfamiliar face.