I’m not a poet, first of all. I actually sort of mock poetry (unless it’s by Dr. Seuss or Edward Lear), so sorry to all you poetry lovers/writers.
Except recently I’ve been writing poetry about people at Linn Benton, just for the fun of it. People who I don’t really know, but see around.
I’m adding this disclaimer because I often find poetry to be really pretentious, and I want to point out that this is completely in fun and I’m not actually trying to write “good poetry.”
Okay. Here goes.
there is one girl
I see around LBCC
who’s more “different” than me
she has mermaid hair
and when she walks by me,
I always stare at the dresses she wears
that are weirder than mine
full of taffeta bows in an 80’s design
with a blue-greenish shine
and sometimes I wonder how it would be
on my own
that I’d like to be known
as the “different-ist” person at LBCC