you upload a picture of yourself on the internet
you are wearing a white sheet,
while you stand in a shed
i miss you
hey jeff, how is white bear creek?
hey jeff, how is living by a lake?
remember how defeated you were after berkeley?
how i was like uh, maybe we can meet up?
i was the only one you told
before you threw your phone away
and boarded the bus
remember how you’d bang on my backdoor
and try to fuck me
with his cum on your mouth?
and stop walking
around my rug with the gun in your hand
i’ll wipe the lipstick from your mouth
if you will let me
and you can return to your dorm
please tell me, what’s your new address?
i’ve got two blankets
and a novel by lispector
i’d like you to read
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 shywatson.tumblr.com/writing.