The captain told me I was the prettiest girl
with a septum ring
he’d ever seen.
From behind us,
the girl with the multicolored hair said,
“Yeah, you’re the only girl I’ve ever seen that really pulls it off.”
I don’t know what to say,
so I blush instead.
& could we take a moment
for the swing in the living room
that creaked under my weight
as I tried to fling myself straight through the ceiling
& into the sky
two johnny depps & a budweiser sweater.
“We should kiss when the camera points at us.”
The history of the ampersand.
slowed down & sped up.
“I shall name her Carmelita”
as his girlfriend taunted the bird with drawings of kittens and atomic bombs.
Carmelita was unfazed.