Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Green blues

By Bryan

You are sixteen, prom time is nigh, and
your moss suit needs watering.
The way the light catches it, you swear
there are gold flecks in it. But it's been
getting browner since you first hung it
in the downstairs shower, away from the creeping
soap scum blanketing the bath between your room
and your sister's.
You've been spending all your time trying
to care for it but what the hell do you know
about horticulture?

2 comments:

BriHack said...

I believe you caused me to blink in stunned confusion, but it is true. 4 out of 5 horticulturalists cite poorly tended mold as the leading cause of unlucky prom dates.

You write good strange.

Marcy L. Dewey said...

Bizarre. You are.

I had to read it twice, but it was well written.

Please tell me you're not wearing a moss suit for our wedding ...