Danny Earl Simmons

If It Was You

If it was you,
you looked slimmer.

Why were you
all prettied-up
at the store
where we bought
extra bed sheets
that one time?

We couldn’t
stay friends,
could we?

I was there for shoes.

I was there with you
just that one time
(and every time since).

No,
we couldn’t
stay friends.

Well, if it was you,
I turned around,
looked for you –
wanted to say

those were awfully
soft sheets.

 

 

 

 

Danny Earl Simmons is an Oregonian and a proud graduate of Corvallis High School. He is a friend of the Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club and an active member of Albany Civic Theater. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals such as Naugatuck River Review, Avatar Review, Full of Crow Poetry, Burningword, Pirene’s Fountain and Verse Wisconsin.

 

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