The submissions deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023.
When I get to be a painter, I’m going to paint a picture
of forgotten keys, locked doors, and doors left open
of battles against bullies in the ring, but fighting fair.
I’ll throw in deep colors,
crimson, blue, and yellow
green trees, the red playground,
the slide, the yellow pole.
I’ll paint a troubled picture of fights in school
bothering people, red blood in his face,
a swallow of Sprite
for better or worse, and moving on.
To get a job