Seeing You

January 2, 2009
By Carmen Ren, San Leandro, CA

is even better than waking at six to a

birthing sky
partly because you look better in your red tee

than any sunrise
partly because of the afternoon sunshine that lights up
your face
and your every movement that still takes my breath


I could never
see anyone in the same light in which you

except for my dog and she’s a vicious

but you like dogs too so we can love her


when you finally see
everything we could be
if only you could just

see me

The author's comments:
This is an imitation piece fashioned after Frank O'Hara's "Having a Coke With You" but with my own ideas and story. I wrote this during Creative Writing camp last summer and I hope you like it. :]

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