Lily Trotta

you can be white rice
and settle stomachs if you want to
deliver yourself to my door
after all the rest have closed
and be a comfort food to the sleepless eater

i’ll feel better in the morning
knowing you’ll keep in my cabinets
for years (and take nearly as long
to get ready for dinner)

i’ll never be sick
tiny staple
of waiting for your steam to clear


Lily Trotta is an NYU graduate raised in Connecticut, but give her a break, okay? When not writing, she makes cookie dough, overshares, and tries to hold it together in public. Her writing can be found in Peach Mag and Vagabond City, and her heart can be found on Twitter @lilytrotta.

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