Karen McDermott’s Bored Date

Feb 10, 2016 by

Karen McDermott’s Bored Date

Sad Valentine:

 

driving

on our first date

look

what

a green fire hydrant

they’re usually red

 

Huh, I said

 

and because

I knew

you would never see

my colors

I diluted them

focused on

shapes of bridges,

weather changes,

trivia

 

until the

slightly cloudy

day you said

you had found someone

who didn’t make you feel

boring

 

Huh, I said

 

color rushing

to my cheeks

 

Karen McDermott is a lawyer-turned-English professor who lives in Los Angeles where she writes poetry while stuck in freeway traffic.

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