Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.


She hoped to feel guilt at the
attractive young man eyeing
her artfully exposed flesh,

eyes cast to capture her while
casually chatting with
his partner. But the curve of

her breast was created by
pride, a burgeoning of
vanity. So rather than

drawing the blue polka dot
material to cover
her lust, she caught his gaze and

smiled, one eyebrow slightly raised
to challenge his dedication
to fidelity.

kcuKrista Cox lives in South Bend, Indiana, where she studies English at Indiana University and practices English as a paralegal. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Analecta, scissors & spackle, and FREE MONSTER POEMS ABOUT MONSTERS. Her OKCupid profile is a work of creative literary genius.

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