F. John Sharp

I draw with this red crayon

hearts, like boy-giddy
schoolgirls in study hall
pretending love is forever,
practicing the entwining of
initials like limbs, when all
they need to know about
adulthood is you shouldn’t
have to sit alone in Denny’s
with a red crayon drawing hearts.

F. John Sharp lives and works in the Cleveland, Ohio area but you can find him online at FJohnSharp.com.