You Are a StrategyJennifer L. Knox
You are a strategy for to get what I need. You are a little left- over cheese in baggie. You are a bad strategy. Are you a purple skirt? Then thanks for the child- hood (flowers) I never had. Actually I got flowers every Valentine’s Day (violets). You are a strategy to get what I never got as a childish purple skirt. I was spoiled rotten. That was their strategy. It was a bad strategy. You’re actually pretty cool—the unbending way you claim your baggie. I don’t know how to balance my checkbook. Never learning how is a strategy that takes lifetimes to pull off. I am a baggie of bloat—that’s, ironically, one empty baggie. I fear the end of many bad strategies: those who spoiled me are dead: who will tell me stories of flowers I actually got?
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