Picture This by Brenda Sieczkowski

 This is the year I start liking beer again. This is the year I fly

to Taiwan and light paper lanterns

with my student loans. I set perfectly

good furniture by the side of the road.

I buy tickets to operas and forget to go.

This is the year I fall in love again.


I draw eyes on the back of my hands. I eat French fries

with chopsticks and baked beans

right from the can. I leave dollar bills

pasted inside washing machines.

This is the year I forget what you look like.

Here it is. And here. And here.

by Brenda Sieczkowski

published in H_NGM_N #7

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