Saturday, June 8, 2019



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.


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