Folio - Salt Lake Community College Art and Litereature Magazine

Just Trying

Melinda Ramirez

In confused pieces
This bit over there in that crowd

laughing bubbling drinking

like I feel I should
That bit fingers clasped warm

to a young boy
or girl
Our teeth betraying our intentions

our thighs and hips

playing tag
As we walk to nowhere but us
like I wish I wanted

like I feel I should want
Another piece alone at home

writing or drawing or singing or cooking

and content
Trying a passion

just trying
While I walking
blue shadows chasing my footsteps
Away from the ghost glow
Of downtown

away from the crowds

the warmth

the chances
And to home

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