I had an emotional affair.
Someone took an interest in me
the way I wanted—
in the daily changes way,
not the one-time infatuation way.
We went to a mall on lunch break
to pick up the ring for his fiancé.
Our jeweler confused me for her.
We didn’t correct him. We ate Sbarros.
Holly Pelesky is a lover of coconut, spreadsheets, and a giant sandwich every now and again. She is a current MFA student at the University of Nebraska where she co-conceived a fraternity. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska where two boys are always vying for her attention.