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Regrets? by Allison Whittenberg


Her brown cheeks flushed

maroon body maroon

her body   springtimeyoung


I thought

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

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.


Allison Whittenberg