Someday, I’ll write you a poem. One with no line breaks. What kind of employer discourages breaks. Breaks are superb - necessary impediments. How else would one view the daffodils.
Massive, the Arlington empty when the horses hibernate. She loved the races, betting. Boarded a tour bus of over 60s, bound for Tunica. Why over 60. Why you. Who will water your flowers.
clutch the trellis
She inherited a diamond that had a hole in it. She jumped
didn’t break anything. Listen, you can hear her scratching to climb
JAN APPLE lives in Russellville, Arkansas, a small, beautiful town surrounded by rivers, lakes, and mountains. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Liberal Arts degree in Communications. She works and teaches English at a local college and is also a student in the MFA Creative Writing program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She enjoys reading, writing, walking in nature, and taking photographs and is married and has two grown children, and an adorable cat.