In an Apartment Somewhere Downtown

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Treble notes
Pandora stream
body shakes
your spewing wakes the dream
your dry blood flakes off your skin
like the wallpaper laid by your absent kin
hard candy kisses, coated in smoke
sponsored by the summer your arm broke
you’re losing your grip
the years pressed too hard on your lips
stripped down to your core, laying by the kitchen sink
I dig my nails into my palms, revealing flaming skin, splotched in pink

This piece was published by Unfortunately Literary Magazine.

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