No one noticed

By Ashley Jones

Her red ribbon stained his sweaty chest. No one noticed.

These movements were too intense for pretend play. No one noticed.


The Ash Tree bent toward Michael and snapped in Amanda's face.

Green apples certainly would've been sweeter. No one noticed.


There was an awkward pause in time normally filled with a kiss.

I created distance between us instead. No one noticed.


My skin pulled from one dance partner to the next under the moon.

I looked up and saw the answer but danced instead. No one noticed.


I inject happiness in my sleep when there's no other way.

I think I'm running out of needles and time. No one noticed.