Grace Andreacchi

First Love

My first great love
was a boy with green hair
whom I saw in a movie of the same name.

He was the saddest boy in the world
on account of the green hair
he suffered and shed many tears.

But I thought – How beautiful it is
that green hair
And wanted it for myself.

Thus began a preference for
the melancholy and exotic lover
that’s caused me trouble all my life.

*Grace Andreacchi  is a novelist, poet and playwright. Works include the novels Scarabocchio and Poetry and Fear, Music for Glass Orchestra (Serpent’s Tail) and the chapbook Berlin Elegies.

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