Denise R. Weuve

Ink Damage and Other Permanent Stains

Please Mr. Postman

Look what came in the mail today!

Many thanks, again to Aleathia for including me in Durable Goods.

the poem:

AND THIS IS HOME

this is where I want you most
with ratted hair,
smelling of cigarettes
and last nights booze.
when I peel the vinyl pants,
some strange pale
present being unveiled,
from your legs.
when you chant my name
like catholics summoning saints.
this is where I am love,
in the early mourning hours,
leaving kisses on your
brow just where the dark
mane begins to recede
where residue vodka escapes
my lips, dripping
repetitive promises.
and I make you believe
every syllable
every forever
every always
knowing by morning I will
be home, cradled against a doorway,
trying to remember your name.

first appeared in Durable Goods.

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One thought on “Please Mr. Postman

  1. Daniel Romo on said:

    Sweet.

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