Shy Watson


is your drug scale still on the dresser
beside your vitamins?

do you still lift your cat up
by her fur?

i’m sorry that i didn’t listen to the songs you sent me
it’s nothing personal, i just
don’t like dubstep

i’m also sorry i didn’t respond the other day
when you sent me a facebook message
but it just said “meow”

do you still see the girl
whose name is a season

i can’t compete with that

mine is merely an adjective

that reminds you
of why you hate me


Shy Watson is a 22 y/o woman from rural Missouri who currently lives in Denver where she waitresses at a sports bar and is finishing school at Naropa. Links to her recently published work can be found at

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