fleeting memories of a sun dressed 1982 volvo
sitting in saturday traffic on the south shore.
wearing sunglasses from 1965
friend requests from south dakota
tattooed to my elbow
in the shape of a park bench
overrun by meth heads
text messages about shoulders
i walk into a cloud of smoke
and out of my parent's living room.
i take shallow breathes
choke back the warm tears
that have become misplaced in my throat.
the air conditioner hums
a song about fake comfort.
i dream about being back in a tent
on agnes island.
with the bugs.
the dead cellphone.
i sweat through a poetry reading
ignoring a crazy woman with pink hair
to face everything i've ever wanted