This poem is taken from Stand 232, 19(4) January - March 2022.

Dorsía Smith Silva You Follow a Gift Guide according to Prince

The gifted pink cashmere coat huddles
with the purple denim jackets in the hallway closet,
but I detest pink, ever since Lynne dared me
to chain-stuff pink crayons up my nose.
My mother dislodged them with tweezers
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