Bud Sturguess: A Little Death
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You're weird. You talk to imaginary friends.
You whine and make messes. Your parents are hippies.
But when you become a tearless, spotless teddy bear
taped to a little pink cross,
minding your manners in horrible silence,
I steal away and die a little death.
About the Author: Bud Sturguess was born in 1986 in the small cotton-and-oil town of Seminole, Texas. He now lives in his "adopted hometown," Amarillo. Sturguess has self-published several books, his latest being the novel Sick Things. His work appears online at New Pop Lit, Erato, and The Agape Review, as well as in the print anthologies Mid/South from Belle Point Press, and The Daily Drunk's From Parts Unknown. He lives on disability benefits and collects neckties.