California, Thom Young

Marilyn Higginson, Spit from Nehalem Jetty River Mouth, 24″ X 30″


California

 

I’m going away to California
she said
taking a fifth of gin
and yesterday with me too.
I’ll mail your heart in a pack of dry ice,
soon as it stops beating for me
but that might be awhile
because people won’t change.
they love the idea that you love them
more than they love you
she said.
I waved bye
then went back inside
and died.

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Thom Young