I had a dream I wasn’t so tense
one pillow and one blanket were enough
I didn’t make myself tremble like I was wringing a wet rag;
feeding activated charcoal to a dog;
shitting my brains out because I tried
to do a cleanse.
someone I love knocked on the door and waited for me to come.
this time, I didn’t get stage fright.
my sister thought he was funny, like actually funny
she said “he’s funny” like she was surprised
he let me finish my sentence and I thought it was romantic.
he let the waitress finish the list of specials and I thought it was romantic.
he acted like he didn’t know what I was
going to say.
SAMANTHA PROSSER is a young writer based in New York. Most recently, she wrote a webseries called Friendzoned that premiered on Youtube and Stareable.