KYSO Flash
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 6: Fall 2016
Prose Poem: 74 words

Girl with a Strawberry Earring

by Kelsey Dean

She’s all mismatched socks and knuckle freckles, cinnamon suntan sprinkled along neat lines. Her fingers worry over the rim of a white ceramic mug. Every time the door opens and a breeze plays over the back of her neck, she looks over her shoulder. Spots of light catch on her mouth like raindrops. Tremble with her breath. She waits, poised like a fox in the grass, for someone.


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