CONGRATULATIONS CHELSEY MINNIS
I told you once I was going to have to tell you something. Well, this is it. There’s something about you that makes you a treat. And there’s something about you that makes you a louse. Sometimes I ride the Ferris wheel for hours not thinking of you.
Please don’t step on my accordion! Let’s have a drunken rumble & don’t take it seriously. I don’t hate you, darling! You happen to be a nice side of beef and you are a man. But someday, someone might want to get witty.
I like you! Except on occasion. I’m going to be sick & I am sick! Now, let’s pull the corkscrew out of our neck & keep going. I don’t know how good this is. You can shake my hand, but don’t hold it and pet it.
Why do you insist on breaking my tiaras? Baby, it’s not good for you to be so evil. Darling, you have such a soft belly. 182
Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art selected for phoebe's Spring 2018 issue.