Saturday, March 24, 2018

Turn your shirt backwards

I love reading.
Phrases that make me think.
Turn your shirt backwards to confuse the ghosts.
Thank you Terese Marie Mailhot
for quoting your mother.
I was told things like,
“If you smiled your face would crack.”
My father once told me not to think so much.
A teacher once told me to mouthe the words
Because she didn’t think I could sing.
I much prefer things that are superstitions,
Like the one my mom told me
about having your head in the ground like an onion.
Phrases that make me think.
I’ll stick with Mailhot’s shirt backwards.
It’s harmless compared to what I was told.