Write Poems to Impress Your Friends
by David Alejandro Hernandez
But anyways, I love melons. Like I said,
You change me.
I would hope I’m deserving, notwithstanding
The wearying frailty I’m dragging into the picture.
Oh, and honeydew. Or cantaloupe. Really, I
Can’t pretend to entertain a preference.
That shimmering peach doesn’t mean
A thing. I guess by that I mean it stands
For nothing. If anyone knows what that’s
All about, what that entails,
It’s me, let me tell you. I do have some idea.
Why not, for the hell of it, conjure yourself up
The briefest of cat naps. Here, ’neath a persuasive
Sycamore. Its leaves fringed like canines
On a sharp breeze.
David Alejandro Hernandez lives in St. Louis, where he works in retail. His poetry appears in Fence, Oversound, TYPO, and The Bare Life Review.