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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Third Eye

by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

I fell into an easy friendship
with the new girl unlike me
she didn't commute an hour to work
knew her way around a big city
introduced me to ken outside
my radar

like the eyeball ring at the headshop
I had passed blind a dozen times
making for the Estée counter
we both tried it on but she couldn't
swing the price tag and I couldn't
wrap my head around mystic milieu.

At a Thursday night sleepover
we had some beers at a dark bar,
me casing the boys
who weren't boys.

I had learned a new dance step
to Thursday dark bar music
and another thing;
I was relieved she had twin beds.

Just for grins, I was tempted
to buy the eyeball ring
but by then neither of us needed
third eye vision.


  1. Wanda, you blow me away! This is such an everyday event but you make it read like "an event." When I try it, it falls flat. There's some sort of magic that you have bottled. Love your stuff. JD