Affirmations

I told myself everything was fine
over and over as I walked across the street
against the light and the flow of traffic.
I was halfway across the intersection
before I realized anything was wrong.

About Emily Pinkerton

Emily Pinkerton lives and writes in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University, and her poems have previously appeared in Nimbus, Kaleidoscope, and Qlub. She can be found online at thisisemilypinkerton.com and @neongolden. Her favorite color is fog.

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