The Thing That Would Make Her Happy by Rodd Whelpley

This poem was selected by our guest editor, Joe Russo.

You know the thing that would make her happy is if you would use a word from the chart posted on her office wall. You see it when you look away from the perfect lipstick of her social work smile or her eyes that, pupil-to-pupil, pin to yours while she waits the silent prelude of your answer.

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