Erek Smith

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                        “Milksplash” by Erin O’Malley

an old friend

i quit writing
for years

got so tired
of it

i thought i’d found
a community
that i could
connect to

that believed in
and above all

they were just
small fish
in small ponds
trying to be
big fish

or worse
trying to find
the big pond

so i quit

i focused on school

and now
here i am
sitting in
Cultural Anthropology
and the girl in the front row
still isn’t getting it
asking another dumb question
and the cute brunette
sitting in front of me
i can see her ass
peeking out of her jeans
and the pen and legal pad
sitting on my desk
are staring back at me.

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