A Collection of City Thoughts

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

thumb sucker

when i think of all the women
who have woken
to the abrasive
sounds of your teeth
grinding in the night
electric rails
of steel against steel

i think of all the years
i was too good

for the ones
who courted
the friends
the admirers

the assholes
the intellectuals

all those years
before meeting you
sleeping beside
a thumb sucker