He is drunk

with Emily tonight

sips her slow

tastes each molecule

 

she gets in his head

swims  with fish and

other spirits

behind his eyes

 

you can see her there

if you look

not too hard

she will wave and smile

 

flash a graceful

mermaid tail

then disappear

behind unsuspecting orbits

 

he will be sorry

tomorrow

when the sun stings

tired eyes

 

the alarm clock will scream

“She’s gone!”

and he’ll wonder

if she was ever really here

 

or if he just drank her

like most nights

he will write her

either way

 

 This poem originally appeared in the computer-generated reality interface, Volume 2 of The Ampersand Review

 

 

 

Sandee Lyles is an International Poet/Freelance Writer, and 2007 Pushcart Nomination Recipient from Flower Mound, Texas.

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