Prose Poem: Little Butch Blue

Another from my series on love, sex and relationships, on attempting to create love with an ill-suited match.

Little Butch Blue

Yours was a cookie cutter life so Midwest suburban. Two parents, a real picket fence, a couple of floppy eared dachshund. A catalog life besmirched only by your queerness. I stuck out, a sore thumb from your annals all full of me-ness. You covered me in gingham, tried to make a start. I wanted to learn the lines for you. I only broke your heart.

by Michelle Beltano Curtis

All Rights Reserved. “Little Butch Blue” may not be reprinted without the author’s permission.

Some loves were just never meant to be.

2 thoughts on “Prose Poem: Little Butch Blue

  1. You’ve been doing such excellent work, Michelle. So happy to see it!

    Are you publishing on too? If not, you should consider it. You’ll get paid, poetry is welcome, and you retain all rights. Check me out over there (I just started) and consider joining. It’s only $5/month for access to millions of readers and content. My handle there is: @Vincent_Larson_Writer

    Best wishes to you!

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  2. Thanks so much. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying it. I’ve looked at medium regarding my other blog, but have never used it as it was ill-suited to that genre. If there’s a literary audience there, I think it’s a great idea. Thanks so much for the tip and I’ll stop by to check out your work, very soon! xx


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