only I have this exact constellation of freckles across the outer slope of my elbow
and even if it isn’t true the one two three that do
do not also have the exact same slip of fabric hanging loosely above it
the red shoes that match, the gray cat touching its pink nose to a loose thread
all of the things I chose with the tips of my fingers, only me
Kate LaDew is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Studio Art. She resides in Graham, NC with her cats, Charlie Chaplin and Janis Joplin.