Pop Song Crush

Pop Song Crush

Jeffrey H. MacLachlan

Organ confetti pirouettes
like it’s prom night ’96. A pair

of adolescents swerve home
after assembling at Valentine’s

Pizza & Deli. One listed hip-hop
and trick bikes as his interests,

and she was cut from power
squad when she dropped crystal

hooplets. This is a night to be free
and to allow Finger Lake breeze

to thumb through magazine haircuts
with fairy dust and glass. Real love.

They’re searching for a real love
among angels turned visible —

Bailamos, they sing as they muster
courage to twirl the new kids in class.

Jeffrey H. MacLachlan

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