The Same


by Arlene Antoinette

They say that we are all the same. Well,

all the same under the skin: muscle,

bones, veins, flesh, blood. I sit in my

favorite café on the corner of Lexington

and Third Avenue, stirring an over-priced

cup of coffee I will never finish drinking,

and study the faces of strangers passing by.

I search for something that will knock

that statement on its ass; something to prove

we are not the same, but even taking into

account the man standing across the street who's 

 wearing a hat made from tin foil and a full length

parker in 90-degree weather, I’ve got nothing.

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Writers Bio

Bio: Arlene Antoinette writes poetry, flash fiction and song lyrics. Arlene's work can be found at: Foxglove Journal, Amaryllis Poetry, Little Flower Magazine and elsewhere on the web. 


Inspirational ImageUnder The Skin by Victor Arceby Victor Arce

Pieces Inspired by this Image

'The Hoops of the Road'
by KJ Greenberg

'Broken Hearts'
by Lisa Verdekal

'Faces'
by Erin Oweczkin


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