A Glimpse into My Journey

One step at a time.

Hard to get


When my roommate introduced me to you,

and my eyes met yours, I already knew.

Had a feeling freshman year would change.

It was the start of something new.


Accidentally bumping into you in the halls

made me want to play dress up that fall.

Always wanting to steal an extra glance at you,

but without letting you know at all.


You strolled into my tiny room and sat on the bed next to me,

as I pretended to study, humming softly.

You kept prying for more,

but I would only drop subtle hints, maybe weekly.


I bet your heart raced too every time I knocked on your door,

dragging you out to our late night food runs, just us four.

We always ended up directly across.

I couldn’t have asked for anything more.


My floormate suggested I play hard to get,

so I often paced in the hallway pretending to call a guy I met.

I hope you realized, all along it was just my brother.

Your enticing presence, how could I neglect?


Five years later, my mind somehow still wanders back to you.

Reminiscing, if only I knew.

I would’ve cherished every slow walk beside you,

so I wouldn’t have to wish for superpowers to fly me back to you.


13 comments on “Hard to get

  1. calmkate
    January 14, 2017

    Lantana … I spent many childhood years pulling this ‘weed’ out of my family lot and still feel astounded when people see it as attractive. All in the attitude.

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    • fluffysteps
      January 15, 2017

      Very interesting! Thanks for sharing. Yes, one’s perspective can change a lot.
      I didn’t even know the name of it until you mentioned it. I just found myself attracted to it while I was walking one day. 😉

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      • calmkate
        January 15, 2017

        Yes, a pretty multi-coloured flower in some parts of the world and a weed in other parts. There is a great Australian mystery drama by the same title! Well worth viewing if you can download it.

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      • fluffysteps
        January 18, 2017

        Wow, that’s really cool! Thank you for sharing this with me!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. To write or not to write
    January 15, 2017

    Very touching

    Liked by 1 person

  3. multitudeofmythoughts
    January 16, 2017

    Wonderful post!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Anne J.
    January 28, 2017

    I’m not sure what others’ experiences are but I’ve never seen playing hard to get work. 😃 Much love and hugs 💖🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    • fluffysteps
      February 3, 2017

      Haha, that’s good to know! Sending you the loveliest wishes!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Anne J.
        February 3, 2017

        It’s a sign of confidence and independence. 🙂 Much love and hugs xxx

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  5. Claudia Hernandez
    February 14, 2017

    oh my this is beautiful and im in my freshmen year and feeling kinda the same way. damn, all the feels.

    Liked by 1 person

    • fluffysteps
      February 16, 2017

      Aww thanks! Glad you can relate. Enjoy your time while you can! Time really flies!

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