fat bunches              v. sweet,
perfumed       very sweet smelling cream-
colored        kind of squat          small
small and squat         heavy in the rain
bows when weighed down by
water         rain
kissed my forehead         lives
on Cass Ave. by the-
kissed my forehead as i walked
by                 i got wet
lives on Cass Ave. across
from café with         best tuna melts
not far from home                two-month-home
        home                home i’m not going back to
i plucked
a fat bunch and got wet
        from rainwater spraying        off
very sweet smelling
cream-colored        petals which I held
to my cheeks and it felt        so lovely.

Read the rest of the Literary Issue:

Can you please-
this tree-
I miss it.

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