Summer 2014 • Vol. XXXVI No. 3 Poetry |

Pink Kisses

Will you be my black friend? Will you be my gay friend? Will you be my manic-depressive friend? Will you be my personal cloud, my PC friend? Do you have a wheelchair? You can be my friend. I want a Republican friend and an immigrant friend. I want a friend who speaks another language. We could have interesting conversations. I need more friends. I have only one friend, her name is Nancy, she lives in Michigan and likes birds. She has a purple sweater and once, when we were really hungry, she said Let's open a bag of potato chips and eat them!

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Mary Ruefle is the author of the forthcoming book Trances of the Blast (Wave Books, 2013), Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures (Wave Books, 2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has published ten books of poetry, a book of prose (The Most of It, Wave Books, 2008), and a comic book, Go Home and Go to Bed!, (Pilot Books/Orange Table Comics, 2007).

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