Accidental Black and White, Autumn | Carla Sarett

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Although I am wearing
black and white,

I am not a woman who wears
black and white!

Believe me:
I am not that woman.

My starkness is an accident,
an anomaly

you mistake
for design.

And that dagger
in the doorway

is not my idea
of cheerful

although I am wearing
black and white.

Carla Sarett is a poet and fiction writer based in San Francisco. Her first poetry collection, She Has Visions (Main Street Rag) is out in November. She’s not always silly. Twitter: @cjsarett

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