Black Leather Jacket by Antonio Hopson

Crumpled in the corner of the dumpster,
I found you there
Languishing in a heap,
Dark and soft, supple and shiny.
I’d put you there quite by accident,
I think. One never knows, with love.
But a coward does.

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“Trash” image by Flickr user Jijis

Antonio (AJ) HopsonAntonio (AJ) Hopson is a writer from Seattle, Washington. On rainy days, he reads Sartre, Cixous, Steinbeck, and pens poetry, speculative fiction, flash fiction, and essays. He received Farmhouse Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award and has been invited to perform at Richard Hugo House as a featured writer. He is an EPPIE Award national finalist.