One Night Stand
into the room
calling attention to
her broad hips
in an ostentatious
leaving little to
garish and gaudy.
Full of herself.
promises she has
no intention of
— Chris Curtin, Nashville
The hardest things we do in life are the easy things,
The small things that require a regularity,
A persistence even when no one knows.
And the sweat and the toil
Have some place in us
Even when it seems to be only embraced by the ground.
We survive greater things
Because that is the choice
And we can feel the love of others
And we can once again react to the unknown.
But the unknown never leaves us,
We are perennials
That reach for the sun to the end of the season
And die to be born to another.
— Neil Frederick, Brown County
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Include your name and town of residence.