one time in grade seven

we were supposed to make posters of our names

to decorate the class with

and we had scissors and tape and glue and markers

and everyone was drawing unicorns and cars and stars and spaceships on their posters along with their names

i was going to draw dinosaurs and stars and spaceships together and i wanted to draw cars and jets and aliens too

and i couldn't decide

so instead

i very carefully

cut my name out of red paper

in the plainest letters possible

and that was my poster

and no one really noticed it or said anything

except one girl

who was looking at all of them

while she was standing beside me


she saw mine and said

"oh my god kirk that's beautiful"

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