My pocket monsters
were three friends on a playground
that got in a fight.
I choose you! Use tear friendship”
I choose you! Use lie. lie. lie.”
Hit 3 time(s). No effect.
I choose you! Withdraw! Hurry!”
She went last; fainted.
No Gym Leader had
stood a chance—your moves were the
strongest in the game.
After five or so
years I forgot about
the deleted save.
Tyler Pufpaff (@TylerPufpaff) is the Author of A Quarter Life. Tyler’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Torrid Literature Journal, Havik, Coraddi, perhappened, Emerge Literary Journal, and has been anthologized in Poetry Diversified 2019.