KISSING MY FUTURE!
My first crush was on light but he was never long
I mooned over him dying—
I had never been anywhere with a boy before out at nighttime!
I wrote a list of the ones I wouldn’t mind going out with:
James Dean and
We went to the country in one of those trucks with slatted wooden sides, filled with
it was a blast in Vermont but it made my head go floaty
kissing my future!
ALLYSON YOUNG “is usually on her bicycle, except in the snow.” She is an MFA candidate at Syracuse University and Editor-in-Chief at Salt Hill. Her work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, and fields.