The plane had just landed at the airport.
As it taxied to the gate, I couldn't help but wonder,
"Has she changed?"
"I hope she's the same."
She was the first girl I ever loved,
The one closest to my heart.
I got my things from the overhead storage,
And moved onto the ramp.
When I got into the waiting area, I saw her.
As beautiful and radiant as ever.
My father & brothers were with her, as I'd asked them to be.
I walked over to the group and said, "Hi, Mom!"
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.