College, am I right?

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We all have that story. That story about one moment that defines your life. Okay, not your life — but it’s a moment where you made a serious lapse in judgment that led to heart-stopping embarrassment that you still haven’t forgotten 13 years later.

It was junior year of college…

A poem about that fucking guy

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I’m so glad you don’t follow me on Instagram
I’d hate for you to scroll through your feed
and see my freshly healed scar
from the surgery you didn’t know I had

I’d hate to get that 9-month overdue text:
I’m so sorry
I had no idea
How are you?

A poem

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Those fourteen blocks
on a brisk September morning
It wasn’t that early but I felt like most of the city
had slept in that Saturday

That Saturday

Or maybe I could hardly notice
anyone passing us by,
so focused was I on
my tiny hand in your gigantic palm,
torn between
wanting to look in…

Clare Almand

Chronically ill and chronically single. Essayist, poet, bagel enthusiast, and perpetural seventh wheel.

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