I am overcome by your diversity.
Your literacy resides in me. Everything I own is here-
Two stacks of chairs, a black address book, a coffee pot.
Take a drink, it hits the spot.
What are we supposed to do about the position we’re in?
It gets underneath the skin.
I swear I’m getting better at this, I’ve suffered through leprocy
And three car accidents. Once, I saw a twister and became
A storm chaser, where I met my ex-husband. We had three
Kids, Joan, Adam, and Wesley. I named them all. Did you think I
Was going to name any of them after my ex-husband? Two of
Them are boys. They did like their toys, I guess, but they loved
Me more. My ex only saw the children on Saturday and Sunday,
When I went to the sauna and got my head packed in ice.
Something is wrong here. We’re not getting along. My grandmother
Has been dead for three long years. I don’t understand the tears.
I never cry at funerals, but I cry after them, when I’m alone,
Holding on to myself when no one will, listening to the dogs barking
Outside my window, and thinking about when I was little, and my
Mother used to hold me on her knee. Today we had tacos. I wanted
A taco salad. We headed out for the bar after dinner, and everyone was
There. I didn’t want them to stare, so I stuck out my tongue and ate