Monthly Archives: July 2013

TENEMENT GIRL by Jeffrey Littrell


your breaths are a symphony to me

you lay tangled in slumber

with Sara Bareilles singing softly on the stereo


a coy smile plays across your lips

while strawberry ice cream

melts on the nightstand


there is glitter on the sheets,

sweat glistening

on your cherry bomb tattoo


of what do you dream ? of home ?

your mother in Heaven ?

walking the runway as a famous model ?


I crack open a Red Bull

you stir and roll over,

wiping the sleep from your eyes


you squint at the clock,

then stumble over

to the Grey Goose bottle in the kitchen


we laugh and embrace, speaking not a word

and gather up the fragments

from a reckless, broken night


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