Her eyes, lucid blue with curiosity – staring the screen.
Sleeves covering her palms, only fingers can be seen.
Dark hair, ponytailed, moves with grace as she nods.
‘No message, no boyfriend’ she thinks.

One more glimpse at her phone, still nothing.
Lifts one leg, knee up and closer to her body on the bench.

Shows her friend a picture. They giggle.
Smile lights the room, short-lived smile.
Back to her screen.
It’s dark, again.