Lunchbox

forbidden cotton candy

Photo by Angie Shenouda By Angie Shenouda when i was seven i put my lunch where my colored pencils should goon smooth fabric alex the lion roared &sat underneath crayons and crinkled worksheets and candy wrappersuntil summertime.when white fuzz smiled around the corners I knew something was wrongwithout even looking inside i didn’t remember packing…

Fragments of Meals I’ve Missed

Photo by Rosie Lopolito By Rosie Lopolito Even after I had scraped / off the two-hour-old layer / of fluoride, bagels / tasted like artificial strawberries / and glue. Every six / months, a bagel / with a single, experimental / bite / ripped from its pasty side would end up in the / trash.…

The Little Mermaid Lunchbox Dairies

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Mimi Flood Peanut Butter N Jelly Sandwich and a Capri Sun  Just before my 1st day of kindergarten/ my mom would brush my hair and I would pick my dress that matched my shoes/ she took a picture outside the building/ me and my little mermaid lunchbox / met an…

Night of No Stars

Photo by Greta Unetich By Greta Unetich This day of the second summer knows that I adore you. The sun is clear on your face; warm, but not yet hot enough to be sticky. That night, I dreamed of you sleeping flat on me. – In the middle of the forest, I stare right into…