A Splash of Pink

Every year she has mailed him
a pair of her underwear
because of how it started

They haven’t actually
seen each other in decades
but she’s always known
where he lived and without
fail, once a year, she has
sent him a pair of her underwear

No one else knows, though once
some postal workers may have
seen a splash of pink, gotten a
glimpse of a splash of pink,
through a hole that had been torn
in a corner of the package, but that,
even that, was many years ago

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Bill McCloud is a poetry editor for the Right Hand Pointing literary journal and is the poetry reviewer for Vietnam Veterans of America. His poetry book, The Smell of the Light, reached #1 on The Oklahoman’s “Oklahoma Bestsellers List." His poems have appeared in Oklahoma Today and the Oklahoma English Journal. He is a faculty member of William Bernhardt’s annual WriterCon, presenting sessions on writing and publishing poetry.

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