Otherwise by Sarah A. O’Brien

my heart’s out fishing
for compliments from
someone who forgot it
four years ago.

you won’t get off
the floor, claiming to be
“sick” and I gotta wonder
whether it’s me you’re
sick of trying to please.

I could be your girl—
everything about that
seems right, but my
inner organs are set
on tormenting me.

on a future summer day,
I’ll be walking along and
the two of us will discuss
how all this shit could have
been avoided.

Sarah A. O'Brien
Sarah A. O’Brien enjoys dark chocolate and light wordplay. Sarah is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Boston Accent Lit, an online literary journal. Find more of her work at http://www.sarahaobrien.com and follow her @saraheditsbooks.

 

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