Tuesday, May 31, 2016


i met her on an off-day and her purple
hair did not fully register until i
fully looked at her face, chin tucked
into her collarbone, eyelashes brimming
with tears and i wished
to redo the moment, undo the scripted
roles and cursed
whoever responsible for this pain,
i thought,
if only i could cancel out their judgement--
of your own emotions,
you should not be