Florida Owl

By Jessi Lord

I told her I’ll only eat yellow Starburst and prefer sex standing up and when I sit on the toilet at night, I’m afraid a snake will swim up and bite my ass. She said her dad lives in Washington and doesn’t call. I told her I hate eye contact and the smell of Wintergreen gum and can’t wait for the apocalypse so I can stop reading Apple News and running out of clean spoons. She said an owl hit her windshield last November and she still looks for it between the park and Walgreens.

Jessi Lord is a creative writing major at the University of Central Florida. An Amelia Island native, Jessi enjoys writing poetry at the beach on her flamingo raft.

Artwork by Lesley C. Weston (Digital Marker and Gouache)

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