I was a teenage preposition.
First day of Sra. Caughman’s Spanish 2 class, 1987:
“De? Just one ‘e’?”
As in from: a little podunk town in southern Nevada called Pahrump.
As in of: words, tears, cheers, fears, song and silence.
Covered in: Electric Blue Boogaloo mascara, Aqua Net,
and a newly acquired letterman’s jacket.
Not yet quite over: Jason Anderson, two seats to the left, one row over.
Working through: self esteem issues, the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
Heading into senior year,
heart on sleeve from day one;
soon to find out what she’s made of.
Written for Poetic Asides.