Regrets?by Allison Whittenberg
Her brown cheeks flushed
maroon body maroon
her body springtimeyoung
I taught her something and if I didn’t do it
someone would do
any someone would do
I did her a favor
it's nice if that someone is special
this is how a girl becomes a woman
she did look young though
what's the saying about the slice off a cut loaf being hardly missed?
(she said it was her first time
so, how come she didn't bleed?)
Allison Whittenberg is a Philly native who has a global perspective. If she weren’t an author, she’d be a private detective or a jazz singer. Her novels include Sweet Thang, Hollywood and Maine, Life is Fine, Tutored, The Carnival of Reality, and The Sane Asylum. Her plays have been performed at Interact Theatre, The Spruce Hill Theatre, The Festival of Wrights, and The Playwright's Center.