all that and rent is due
art by Djemima Segar
blood is thicker than cherry cola
open the window a bit. enough for a little shiver but don’t freeze the radiator. there’s a ray of sun but it’s hiding. i always miss the pink hours, until i’m driving down bayswater, and at every stop sign I turn my head a little bit and catch that deep maroon cloud over the oranges and yellows and vibrantvibrantvibrant pinks screaming FUCK in my corolla and no one hears. so now i’m thinking about the raspberry smirnoff ice i drank at that basement party, when sharing booze was our white flag and i could finally put my head on your shoulder like i dreamt about for five hundred and twenty five thousand four hundred seventy four minutes of the year 2k14. the other one hundred and twenty six is us on this futon. and now raspberry smirnoff ice is red wine, too dark. but i like this maroon cloud resting over the sunset. the pink hours i always miss. the pink sweater i thrifted in high school, stained with blood. valentine’s day. your skin in the cold, your lip when it bleeds, blush. don’t shut the window. fuck the radiator.
“we should just enjoy
we are content
and nothing hurts”
then the jar of honey
against the side
of the bus
siri what was that bop?
saying fuck like ffffUCK
prying blood clot from pubic hair
thinking abt lying on gf’s kitchen floor
hearing that song for the first time
safe sane and consensual
if i’m talking too much
shove steel wool in my mouth.
make my gums bleed.
make it kinky.
i’m not sure, but i think he’s smiling
nights like tonight the sky is white instead of
from snow or cloud or dandruff or spun sugar
It’s only worth looking out the car window when condensation turns stoplights
drops of food colouring in a glass of water
and you’re listening to carly rae jepsen
someone’s draped a big plastic sheet over the space in the wall
now the papers on the bulletin board don’t dance
the man in the suit takes twelve confident steps forward
turns around and runs
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