“Final deadline” by Sasha on her couch

Friday October 14, 2016
5 minutes
from the Crazy8s postcard

When I was seven I wanted a hamster so bad
that I would write notes to my mother
leave them tucked under her pillow
I don’t know why I chose a hamster to want
I am terrified of rodents
I did.
It eventually passed
I forgot about my wanting
Oh to be seven again.