by Marc Isaac Potter
As you look at the contradiction
Your teenage years are a raging fire
Your father’s abandonment
Please accept these beautiful blue flowers from me as a way of saying let’s be French
I don’t swing the bat for the same team that you would want me to but I still care about you as my friend
I bought you these blue flowers I don’t know what kind of flowers you like but these are mums
Some people say mums are such a cheap flower I don’t mean them to be cheap I mean them to be special
Laura receives the flowers from her friend Teddy and she feels happy for a few moments
Let’s go out for pizza Laura, Teddy says, just – you know – as friends let’s go out for
… going out for pizza
© Marc Isaac Potter
[Bio 1 of 2] Marc Isaac Potter (we/they/them) … is a differently-abled writer living in the SF Bay Area. Marc’s interests include blogging by email and Zen. They have been published in Fiery Scribe Review, Feral A Journal of Poetry and Art, Poetic Sun Poetry, and Provenance Journal.
Find them on Twitter at @marcisaacpotter.
[Bio 2 of 2]
Marc Isaac Potter (we/they/them) … does not have a dog named Wilbur.
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