The Red Kite, a painting by Soizick Meister
Honourable mention in the 2009 Fortune Cookie Contest.
Love is on its way
I was hoping you would have hung around at least until I’d learned all the words to “Goodnight Irene” a guy called Murray, a friend of a friend said, “I’ve never had a romance that lasted longer than a bottle of shampoo” he said this at Shoppers Drug Mart in the Health and Beauty aisle looking for Sparkling Beauregard a brand recommended for flyaway hair back in grade 6, half the class had a crush on a girl called Andrea, with long brown hair politeness, brains and leadership skills. a song on the Toppermost 40 that season was “Andrea” by the Sunrays some of the lyrics were awkwardly mushy and Andrea often got razzed about it at the beginning of junior high the dream-song of choice on the Hot 100 was “Malinda” by Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers there weren’t any girls called Malinda to razz but actions like that were behind us by then Andrea would have heard that song I’m sure of it, she was around almost every year during the high school graduation blow-out weekend there would be a fatal car crash