Puppy Dog Eyes

Those eyes will lie
they’ll look at you and say
I’m the cutest dog in the world
and I’m starving
look at these skinny legs
I need the food you’re eating

Some of you are strong enough to say no
Some of you are not.

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Red Headed Lover and Ice Cream

The red headed woman
who swallows men like air
the one with gauze
and the deep entwined stare
is in my roots

I lift my chin
then my shoulders
I lift my heart
and then my mind

but at the end of the day
make fancy salads with cheese
and nuts,
binge watch movies
while I slurp up Ramen noodles,
and top it all off with ice cream
covered cookie dough

Saschia Johnson

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The Big Cat

I’m not sure where she was before she arrived
or where she was headed
But the cat knew the way
She clung on like her life depended on it
The big cat jumped so high,
I could see galaxies.
she saw em too but only for a brief second
because she buried her face
back into its fur
She was up high, too high
Anything up that high
had to be so far from the ground
if she looked, she’d lose her dinner
and at least half her lunch

I do wonder if she made it?
I wonder where a small girl
with the strength she had to hang on
would go?
I knew for sure,
I wanted strong girls like her
down here
to help me hang on

Saschia Johnson

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An echo of sense
An ear sliced clean from a man’s head
Both come best when you’re ready for it
But who’s ever really ready for the sense they never knew existed
or an ear without a head
we could be talking about noses and absurdities
but that’s not what I saw
so here we are talking about ears and senses
what do you think?

Saschia Johnson