in her little red car and it is
Friday night, so she is
laughing and the music is
Next Friday night
she is crying and
she doesn't know exactly why
because she drank too much of her mom's wine
and her dad's favorite sweatshirt doesn't even smell like him anymore.
She is on a beach
and it is April and cloudy and 50 degrees but she goes swimming in her underwear
because the winter was too long and she misses the ocean
and this is what it means to be young
so she is laughing.
Her first kiss was with another girl
when their breath tasted of coconut vodka
and it is such a funny story to tell because
obviously they are straight but
sometimes she wonders.
She drives and drives
in her little red car with
the sunroof open along with
all the windows
because the highway is her freedom
and the wind is her drug.
feature no monsters but
the manicured gardens of a hospice
and morphine sunken eyes of a corpse called Dad
are just as scary.
Instances that make up a full
person, the good and the bad and
are not what the world wants to see because
we like people who laugh