Matthew Daddona

A woman chooses days

but fails at numbers, says,

“Monday will bring rain.”

She chooses weather like she chooses days.

On her birthday

I gave her a dollar

for the lottery, told her

to pick me a winner,

who could guess but her?

She returned with a receipt, said,

“Tuesday, sun and heat,

I can feel it.”

Matthew Daddona is a senior at Brooklyn College. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Indigest, The Scrambler, Mad Swirl, Assisi and Barely South Review. He has received an Academy of American Poets University Prize for his poetry.

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