Natalie Jensen

Edition XXXI

Free Spirit (Jeep Girl) - by Natalie Jensen (Photo by Malda Smadi)Photo credit: Malda Smadi

Free Spirit (Jeep Girl)

By Natalie Jensen

He said I looked like
    the kind of girl
        who drove a Jeep,
  like I didn’t mind knotty hair
     and preferred
    natural blooms in it
        over filtered flower crowns.

He said that when I smiled
    with closed lips
  that I looked like I was
    holding back a secret
  and when I smiled with teeth,
  it made him feel like a kid
    watching fireworks.

I could tell
  that he wanted to kiss me
    and although
        I had nowhere to be,
    everywhere was calling me.

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