Pink Elephant

First published in True Colour (Redmond, Washington: City of Redmond, 2014).

a lotto ticket
taped to the fridge
by the pink slip

            tickled pink
            the autistic boy

of pinkeye
the ventriloquist

framed in the foyer
Pink Floyd tickets
from 69

            my ex accountant
            in the pink

asylum visit—
uncle keeps telling me
about the pink elephant