You’ll have to forgive me
I’m not used to hand holding
The spontaneous kissing
Or the kitchen camaraderie

If I sound too excited
My voice too high
It’s because I’m not used to
The compliments
The jokes
The smiles

If I press too hard,
It’s because I’m used to
The late night texts
The cancellations
The accusations

I want to be used to you
Your husky blue eyes
Your adorable clef
The new normal.


Fernando Snellings, class of 2016, is an Advertising major at SVA. Fernando enjoys writing whenever possible.