I said I would
never lie to you.

So I’ll tell
the truth.

You stole
my youth.

I look
at you.

I don’t know
what to do.

I wrote so
many poems.

So many
notebooks filled.

Never learned
to love.

It is a
true skill.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.