with the owl face
acts like she doesn’t know me


when she smiles sun sparkles
off her gold tooth


i want to know
everything about her


on a green velvet couch
we compare the splendor


of jet streams to


while her proud father
warns me


of her sharp edges
and love of artillery


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Joan Cappello

Joan Cappello has been a backup singer, bank teller, yoga instructor, secretary, assistant film editor, dancer and massage therapist. Her ...more