The quad is slippery with yesterday’s snow
His gaze is slippery with diffidence
Do I remember him?
I do! Mike! One of the best students in his class
But it’s another semester
And there’s another Mike in another class
Almost as good, just as loved.
Why do I love them anyway?
These Caitlins (F), Mikes (M), Alexes (F/M)
Love while it lasts, a semester’s worth
I mark them, meaning to mark their minds