Red Dawn Wannabe


by Harmony Hodges

My job used to be

a proud protector

from the rain

 

I used to stand upright

In the corner of the living room

Vertical

Like a flower

 

One night my family and I

Watched that movie called Red Dawn

They were cozy around the fireplace

On the couches

Comfy, content

 

I was in awe

Red Dawn!

Oh how I wanted to be a red parachute!

So glamorous

So dramatic

So stratospheric!

 

But now look at me

Face down in the dirt

Discarded

Worthless

Hopeless

 

Did my family think I was ungrateful?

Were the red parachutes bad?

If only I hadn’t been so bold

To dream

Maybe I’d still be back in the corner…

That awesome, awesome, corner

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Writers Bio

Harmony Hodges is a mixed media artist living in Portland Oregon. She writes poetry and fiction. Her writing has appeared in Kind of a Hurricane Press.


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