It’s the way you look at me.
Your eyes! They magnetize me. I’ll dissolve if I don’t turn away.
I can hardly control my body. I hold myself still to keep you safe from the flood within me.
I talk to you and love you by listening to you.
I care for you in the only way I feel that I can. By being there.
I’m allowing myself to feel and when I look in your eyes I feel everything.
Alana Jamison grew up in Oklahoma and currently resides in Western Kansas. Her writing appears in Flash: The International Short Short Story Magazine and The Pitkin Review. She is a graduate of Goddard College's MFA in creative writing program and a student in Fort Hays State University's Transition to Teaching program. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @alanajamison.