The garlic scent in my passenger
seat is getting stronger. I’ll throw away the leftovers
and see what replaces it first. I thought
the most common color
for a flower would be white. I looked,
white is second. The elevator
smelled beautiful (and repulsive). Cigarettes
and coffee. I went to the third floor and told
someone it smelled like you. When I left I noticed
a difference on my keyring but it’s only the panic
button placement. If you hit the fourth button
the trunk still pops. As long as the edges look
the same you can open and replace
the inside. I’ve remade myself for the fifth
time and the outside is unchanging.
Ellery Beck is a sophomore undergraduate student majoring in English. She’s currently studying at Salisbury University. She was one of the winners of the 2019 AWP Portland Review flash contest. Her poems are published or forthcoming in Potomac Review, Arkana, Little Patuxent Review, Thin Air Magazine,The Broadkill Review, Prairie Margins and The Susquehanna Review. She is the Interview Editor for The Shore Poetry.