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Lisa DeSiro

Minus +1

At this
garden party,

among partners
& husbands
& wives
& boyfriends
& girlfriends,

and a
couple of
bees pollinating
butterfly bushes,

and a
pear tree
bearing fruit
in pairs,

I take
comfort from

a
lone
marigold
showing
her
brave
face
among
the
weeds.

Information about Lisa DeSiro, including a link to other published poems and her chapbook Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017), can be found at thepoetpianist.com<

Lisa DeSiro

Why Single Straight Women Love Their Gay Male Friends

Because they’re such charming chaps
and they fill in the gaps
for those of us who don’t have a mate:
emergency contact / confidante / companion / date.

Information about Lisa DeSiro, including a link to other published poems and her chapbook Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017), can be found at thepoetpianist.com.