A crude black crayon drawing
could be anyone.
But the only
other significant color
is blue,
in one eye.

Heterochromia, the Internet offers.
Etched in the back of your mind thereafter,
the word rises every morning
as you brush teeth,
just as the
Marriott where you met
appears in snatches of smell and sound,
as you pour hot water
over freshly ground coffee.

registered your intentions after one drink.

The dream she shared
was a vivid depiction of her
complete ambivalence.

Selected byJordan Trethewey
Image credit:Ev BLNK

Anthony Hughes is no Luddite, but he misses the zip and spin of rotary dial phones. Dialing someone with a lot of O's in their number could be a pain in the ass though, if you were in a hurry. He lives in Deep South Texas, enjoys a strong back, crawling, and talking about himself in the third person.