Free Write

Anonymous

 

1.

Taco Bell, back in the day…

 

I [heart] tacos. Tacos are delicious.

Delicious tacos are what I [heart] the most.

Tacos with hard shells, tacos with soft shells.

I [heart] tacos.

 

2.

How long ago was it? Ten years?

Fifteen years?

No, we’ll never be that

Lucky.

And when we reach for

A thought, for a love for some odd sense of the word

“care” thought, foreseen, forbidden

Forsaken and shaken

 

Stop…

 

3.

My mean older brother:

 

His name is Walter

This, we cannot alter.

 

Once when I was nine

He told me my mom wasn’t really mine

 

“You’re adopted” he said to me

If he was lying, I couldn’t really see.

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