We Don’t Need Luck

by Lila C., 13

Snow falls
Air thins
My heart races
And my mind wanders
Every part of me is shaking
My lungs are pleading for air
I meet your eyes
I smile and you smile back
We just stare at each other from across the street for a solid minute 
I consider waving but that would be too obvious
A penny shines from the ground
I bend down while ignoring how ridiculous I must look
I flip it and it lands on its head
I think it means luck but we don’t need it 
We only have a chance
Nothing will change the fact but
I think I love you 

Madison, Wisconsin