Brenda (Kidd)

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2017

You told me about sex.

 Remember when we sat at the Officers’

 Club swimming pool?

“I can’t get no---satisfaction.”

Blaring from the jukebox under the club

In the open aired basement

where we’d get our suicide drinks.

The teenaged faceless person

would laugh when we’d ask for

The Special Suicide.

Pouring all the flavors together

They’d hand it to us in tall paper cups

Straw and shaved ice.

We sat and talked.

I never really liked you

You made me feel small, dumb

Though I was 2 cup sizes

Bigger than you

And sat at the front

Of the class.

But, I didn’t know about sex

I was 12 or almost 12

Or maybe 10 or almost 10

But I didn’t know.

So, with two hand in the air

You showed me, being so knowing,

how sex was done.

You made an ok sign

held it in the air

and pierced it with your index finger

from the other hand.

I rode home, sick

On suicides,

Rolling Stones, blaring

in my head

with my new found knowledge.

I never really liked you.

You were my best friend.

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"You made an ok sign

held it in the air

and pierced it with your index finger

from the other hand."


My favourite part.

Very well written, and creative 

Bravo