Grasshoppers—my mother said stomp them; they mashed yellow green—follow me.
I believe hummingbirds—my mother loved them, called them flying jewels—follow me.
My brother is an addict.
I don’t know any addicts.
I live with Billy.
My second husband is Joseph William.
For now, we’re in a nice split-level on a hill in Mortgage Heights.
Joseph and I have declared bankruptcy twice.
Scared shitless of going bankrupt.
I had a champion Afghan hound that won many ribbons.
My shelter pup panics whenever I leave home so I give her my mellow yellow pills and hope she won’t get hooked.
My favourite colour is yellow.
No fav colour except maybe pink if it’s not too fake.
I collect inspirational fridge magnets.
If we didn’t rent, I’d collect prize-winning princess peonies.
Karen (she/her) writes in a low Ontario basement. Her work is in or forthcoming in Janus Literary, Ellipsis Zine, Brink, Bullshit Lit,Flash Boulevard, The Viridian Door, Blink-Ink, and elsewhere. @MeKawalker883