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Wednesday, April 11, 2018


You want me to bring home what I got at the office today? I’ll put you through that window.
            ~ Don Draper
           
seventeen I crawled through the duplex window into Wayne’s bed the rotten middle his fists all night I screamed ran down the street screaming neighbors called the po the po the police who knew Wayne I crawled into him what I expected love he called me love his fists all night I screamed ran down the street bruised black eyes broke broken so broken rib I thought this normal my normal three no four no three no four years the rotten middle his fists I a girl running screaming down the street every other night police sirens again again again no job no car a girl screaming running down the street waiting for the po the po the police who knew Wayne my normal the rotten middle his fists I a girl running down the street screaming Wayne the po the po the police knew his name knew my name the girl running down the street screaming all night screaming & screaming & screaming

2 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Devastating. That's all I can think. Just devastating.

Radish King said...

Thank you Mary, for this. You know. For being and reading.
R