hartford

By Melissa McEwen

i love
hartford
 
like it is
my boo.
 
like it is
new
 
york city
lower east side
 
especially
& i am in
 
a bimbo
rivas mood
 
to write a poem
about you. every day
 
i discover
something new
 
that makes me
fall for you
 
all over again.
like yesterday
 
on park street
the puerto rican
 
flag as a curtain
in someone’s apartment
 
window. little things
like that.


Melissa McEwen is a poet from Hartford, Connecticut whose poems have been published in various journals, anthologies, and magazines online and in print such as Rattle, MiPOesias, and Connecticut River Review to name a few.