When the fair comes to Fultondale, you go. Line up in the parking lot between Jack’s & China 1. Funnel cake & popcorn cravings. Wisps of cotton candy red in your mouth. You’re not afraid of portable rides. Watch out for your little sister.
NOW To the movies!
It’s fun to watch people in the dark. People pretending to be people. Big as the screen, small as the script: building character. A black woman watches black girls watch each other in the dark. They are watching us.
Jasmine Flowers is a poet, copywriter, and well-watered garden from Birmingham, AL. She received her BA in English from the University of Alabama. Her poems are published or forthcoming in giallo and Mineral Lit Mag. She still wonders if jasmine flowers are her favorites. Follow her on Twitter: @jas_flow.