by A.E. Weisgerber
He would put comic books inside Time Magazine. He would pretend he knew what things like chiasmus or being called on the carpet meant. He stole a pocket guide to flowers, marked 35-cents, to give as a birthday present, but he still has it. He would minimize his browser window when the teacher was checking how the time was spent. He would back into a corner when texting on the phone. He would wipe his browser history after searching for an old friend. He would block people. He would never save your SnapChat, but he did.
A.E. Weisgerber is the 2017 NJ Poetry Out Loud Frost Place Scholar. Recent stories in DIAGRAM, SmokeLong Quarterly, Structo UK, Heavy Feather Review, and the Zoetrope Cafe Short Story Machine. She reads for Wigleaf, and reviews for The Review Review. Twitter: @aeweisgerber. anneweisgerber.com.