JOSEF BENSON is a Ph.D. literature student at the University of South Florida. He holds creative writing degrees from Missouri State University and the University of South Florida. He currently teaches poetry writing at the University of South Florida as well as composition at The University of Tampa. His work, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, has appeared in Saw Palm, Moon City Review, Prick of the Spindle and others.
A brunette blows on a late summer dandelion.
I deduce he loves her not he loves her
(he could be anyone).
Daddy-long-leg probes white lost petals.
Two of its legs deaden under her red shoe.
A light wind lifts a daffodil in the distance
Penetrating the doomsday doldrums.
You mention Derrida at the bar,
The decadent air a clover over a lover.
Dandified, I scour the earth for four leafs.
I have no control over any of this.