Becoming the Norm (Heroine Alley III) by Sarah Ghoshal

Becoming the Norm

What if life
were that Twilight
Zone episode and you
were the ugly one?

Would he have your
pity, your pious
acceptance of the
peculiar?

He could read,
spend his days
smelling like daisies
and punch.

He could open
the windows wide,
inhale the outside,
find peace

in the buzz of the
dragonfly.

 

Sarah Ghoshal‘s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Arsenic Lobster, Reunion: The Dallas Review, Empty Mirror, Red Savina Review and Broad! Magazine, among others. Her chapbook, Changing the Grid, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. She earned her MFA from Long Island University and teaches at Montclair State University. Sarah lives in New Jersey with her husband, her ten month old daughter and her dog Comet, who flies through the air with the greatest of ease.

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