Saturday, June 8, 2019

STEVE CASTRO ~





Polar Opposites
                                      __________________________





I just rose from the dead.



"Do you feel tired?" I asked.



A little. I'm also hungry.



Then she hugged me.



"Are you hugging me because I'm about to take your place in the afterlife?"



Maybe? I could also be hugging you because I like you.



"I've never dated anyone who was previously dead before."



I've never dated anyone who's about to die.



"How long do I have?"



Still embracing me, she looked into my eyes and then I knew that we

would kiss. Kiss we did. Her mouth tasted of flowers that had been

placed inside a coffin. I started crying.



"I can taste death in you."



She started crying as well. I wiped the tears from her eyes.



"I wish I didn't have to die," I told her.



Your wish is my command, she said.



Then we lived happily ever after.




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Steve Castro
Blue Whale Phenomena
Otis Books
Otis College of Art and Design
2019







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