On Lonely Tricks

FOR VALENTINE’S HERE AT ARGOT WE’RE DOING SOMETHING SPECIAL. 

 

A WEEK OF STORIES, PERSONAL ESSAYS AND ART ABOUT BEING ALONE. 

 

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY IT. 

Soph Bonde/Argot Publications [Image Description: A black and white photo of a silhouette of a woman looking to right]

Soph Bonde/Argot Publications

[Image Description: A black and white photo of a silhouette of a woman looking to right]

The nonprofit of my soul raises funds

and hosts opportunity every year

 

to keep me still.

 

Let’s get this right, the self I am

smells like a sunset on a Friday:

 

finger-snapping gorgeous.

 

Most days, anyway.

There are days I negotiate

 

with the mirror.

 

Give me a face with enough

grace for a Valentine’s date.

 

Lonely tricks

 

me into dark corners.

I can’t always find the entrance

 

to love me.

 

I want to love me so hard

I want to love me so hard

 

lonely won’t lie.