Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 


I can never forget
when we were miniature versions
of the shadows we cast now,
and you said, "rock, paper, gut, check."

I've ran in the circles of myself
ever since, trying to undo all the marks
those words branded me with.

If you ever stopped grasping
for nothing but the best
maybe you would've seen me
standing there by the weeping cherry.

Wondering if you'll ever
deem my spirit whole.
Hoping I could calculate
to someone of worth.

© Bethanie Surace