Gingerbread House Lit Mag

Lessons with Henry

Careful. That gentleman likes
to listen in. Only say
excuse me, and he’s got your

number. Ply a girl with as much
chocolate as she wants
after lessons with the master

of elocution. Anyone care
how deep he tries to dislodge her
vernacular? It takes

a while. Watch her
promenade, her deportment’s
exquisite. So’s the way she opens

and closes her mouth. Who’d believe
she used to hustle pansies
on the street? Should anyone know

how to read and write? Freddy sends
love, two letters a day, sometimes more,
and doesn’t give a whit

about rain in Spain.

Evelyn A. So

Evelyn A. So’s poetry may be found in Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry, Red Wheelbarrow (National Edition), Caesura, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, “The Outdoor Poet” curated by Robert Sward at, Adanna Literary Journal, and Reed Magazine, among others.

Artwork: Jonny Ruzzo, “Tired of Being Nice”

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