They kick me out and tell me to take you with me.
Of course, of course, I have to take you with me.
Your mid-century modern is trashed
with vomit. Your hair is matted
and your lipstick smeared into
your cheek. I am all out of pity
and gods to please you with. They
took all the food and fucking
with them anyway. They said, no,
really, this is excessive, even
by our standards—and if you think
we’re going to open the door
when you knock once more,
you better have a believable story.
-from “Riding with Anne Sexton”
This magical, sad and beautiful chapbook by Jen Rouse, published by Bone & Ink Press in conjunction with dancing girl press, will be out later this month, and is still available for preorder! Send $10 + $2 for shipping to: https://www.paypal.me/jenlrouse