Duane Reade Run

Adrienne Christian

Only on Halloween does she miss homeownership.
For she is ordinary tonight, not
The Lady Who Gives Whole Snickers and
Silver Dollars. When her lover sees she’s almost in tears about something so silly
he suggests they have junk food that night for dinner. His treat he says.
They even raid the center console of his truck
for change.

Adrienne Christian is the author of the poetry collections 12023 Woodmont Avenue (Willow Books 2013) and A Proper Lover (Main Street Rag 2016). She is a Cave Canem fellow, whose poems have been, or will be, published in The LA Review, frogpond, Obsidian, Alimentum, Falling Star, Silk Road and other literary journals. Her nonfiction has appeared in Heart & Soul, Today's Black Woman and African Vibes.

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