Untitled This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


Order another dessert
peach sherbet melts
with green frothy wraps
ofchitter-fried butter batter
in Michigan eateries
fuzzy soft like ediblevelvet
crushed to pulpy juices
staining teeth and sleeves
like clothnapkins in a closet dispenser
with metal sides distorting
the heap-onplatters
and single-serving coffee creams
in a reflection so scratchedalbum clean
it makes pepper flecked decor one to be hailed
dirty watermurky bleached
threadbare mops and starchy aprons under hair-net frowns
andcluttered kitchen squeezes
unregulated unsatisfactory
out of business ifthey cared
cigarette butts and condoms in
greasy-cornered employeeclosets
old fashioned trucker-code orders on spiny receipt racks
and nextups
hold your horses, charlie
table five drink spill on red-faced chubbyjowled
groaners with dented wallets
faded leather light feather
browncrust framing square swiper
lost business cards
if wife thinks a familyphoto lies within she is sadly
mistaken
clean up aisle five
Mr. Bluelight special





This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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