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You Pulled Me OutYou swam in deep waters but still pulled yourself out,
You were the stubborn one without a doubt.
You knew the fine line from beginning to end,
From fun to serious, you knew it all.
But I still dove in the raging sea and began to swim.
As I swam further, I began to gulp in water.
You were uncomfortable with me in that storm,
So without further warning you jumped in the prickling thorns.
Choking I fell in the dark as the storm thickened,
I should have listened.
But you pulled me out, and as I came about
Realizing where I had been,
I see now why you only go in when the waters are thin.
You pulled me out and saved me,
And for that forever a friend you shall be.
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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