Peach puffed pseudo-kisses. “Squeeze me”
reads too obvious. Here on a shelf
amidst six gallons of kitsch and silicon
suction(?) cups. Chosen for fun and friendship
and finding: new beginnings curl in your tail.
Google-eyed ghost grabber. So silly
it all seems. Then. Now. Later. Whenever
weren’t we there? And here, it all holds
the same: old balance. Regained?
Or, blessedly, never lost?
A.J. Huffman has published six solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. Her seventh solo chapbook will be published in October by Writing Knights Press. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and the winner of the 2012 Promise of Light Haiku Contest. Her poetry, fiction, and haiku have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, Kritya, and Offerta Speciale, in which her work appeared in both English and Italian translation. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press. www.kindofahurricanepress.com