I gave you five of my best, worst, shiniest years
Sticky with nicotine flowers you begged me to quit
Charming as ever, I hacked
Driving you away with shamelessness and hedonism
You tasted like vanilla syrup and cough drugs—everything I needed when money was too tight for liquor
Even the bottom shelf
I hated your fat friend and her faggot salon
So I formed a legion of electronic men
Married and desperate enough to want me.
Sarah is an emerging poet, author, and reproductive rights activist. Her writing explores themes of addiction, the complexity of interpersonal relationships, and Kabbalistic feminism. She lives in Portland, Oregon.