Prize: A Poem

by LaJenine T. Wilson

I pinned him on my chest
then strutted around
all proud
and stupid
like I’d won some big prize
at the fair
I could have chosen the stuffed panda
or the fake emerald and diamond ring
but I chose him
crazy how I

LaJenine T. Wilson is a freelance writer and former newspaper reporter. She has written for the Atlanta Voice, the Atlanta Tribune, and the Gainesville Times. She is a member of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, and M-Pact Writers. She released her first book of poetry, Tip of My Tongue, in 2009, and is currently working on her first collection of short stories, When Love Isn’t So Lovely.