I had missed him. It had been 5 days since we’d
slept next to eachother I was tired
whiskeys and 3 long days I was half asleep while
we kissed and I may have been drunker than I
thought because I can barley remember him
Morning came too soon ‘n’ my
eyes burned in their sockets.
I left him pulling
up his pants while the dog sniffed his
Pulling on my shoes at a stop light I made it just in time
the car overheating
the smell of burnt oil seeping the cracks
of the valve.
I mixed the epoxy in an old strawberry carton with a child’s paint brush
filling as best I could any obvious source of the leak.
I made chicken nuggets for the kids lunch and I could still smell his sweat on my skin just enough to transport me back…
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