Krista Speicher Sarraf



I drove to school and a finch slammed against my windshield. I told Christina
never to wear shirts with words. Kate ate cocoa puffs and flushed half the
bowl down the toilet. Grandma thought we were popping pills. Mom got a job.
Choked neck. Sometimes I cheated off a classmate in Chemistry. If you must know
I remember his belt buckle. We took the Suburban to the gas line and broke the oil pan.
Kate got her tongue pierced. We practiced kissing under her Blink 182 blanket.
I wrote a research paper about the Titanic. I didn’t go to the hospital. We got out
of the car and cried.  My sister moved to the back of the bus with the smokers.
I slept the whole ride home.

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