October 4, 2021

How little sticks

How much I want to brush the crumbs from

every hunch

I chew on honesty and stick out my tongue

I’d say

I don’t write anymore

if someone asked

but I haven’t seen many people

lately, I’ve been having a newborn

worrying, singing melancholic ballads

until the child slumps over my shoulder

there are still many places, no

to safely lay a sleeping child a while?

No one wants to ask anyone they know

for a damn hand

All anyone wants to do is pray and vote.