I asked you to bring me chocolate chips

You brought me a river

Really, I said

It’s healthier, you replied

Slipping into the light as I drank the cool water

 

I shouldn’t ask you to bring me things

 

I’m trying on all these people I could become

Like someone who drinks rivers and doesn’t eat chocolate chips as if they are candy

They are a kind of candy, you said

No they aren’t, I said

Ok, you said, with that knowing look

I hate your knowing looks, I said

I know, you said, and left the room

 

I thumbed the coffee table dinosaur book

 

I was petulant, reluctant to be denied

I still want chocolate chips, I said

No, you said

Why, I said

Because we are out, you said

Oh, I said, and sipped again from the river,

Pale in my hand

Bend Genres With Us!

Join our mailing list to receive the latest updates about new issues, contests, submission periods, and workshops.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest