Why is it
Every time I try to talk to you
I ramble like an imbecile?

I am an intelligent woman
And yet when confronted by you
I start babbling
And giggling
Like some foolish school girl
Who's just seen her first crush
Smile at her across the room

I can't seem to control 
The words that spill out of my mouth
And when you turn from me
I want to slap my forehead 
And bury my face in my book

I should just keep my head down
And my mouth shut
Better to be considered dumb
Than prove myself an idiot

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