It Happened Once

the first line in It Happened Once

The truth of the story is this: the story was written with brute honesty.

That guy once told me to be careful with truth in stories.


I went online, and I searched pages that were coded with HTML and CSS and Javascript,

I found that picture that questioned the cat on the woman holding the snake.


I thought about animals. About cats, about dogs and puppies and kittens.

Where do they belong? Where don’t they belong?


That guy I think I might like didn’t know that he left my mind

I had to glue stick thoughts all onto a page and print it out.


Hand it in clever words, my name at the top.

And too many thoughts in the spaces.