The Acrylic

from by Hissing Tiles



held open door
I count the assets
count the magnets, the stickers eight feet up
crushed by the risk
apologize to strangers and cough nervous in the dark

bad sign, he's doing chin-ups on the awning
and I could I help find his wallet?
I find anything else
Ace and crew laughing hard and watching for the shakes

and I imagine that this never happened but see myself doing exactly this

no alarm
talk hits as a moral failing
talk remember I got surgery, ate junk food anyway
talk years ago
how that missing girl's still missing
and it starts to snow

I feel my face on the frozen sidewalk
feel it give under my footstep
so I stop looking up to strangers
my stuck open mouth is hushed
I'm fine I see myself walking away

ace you owe an explanation
your marine friend showed up, now the staff's looking too
nothing by two in the morning
go home, it's the last time I cover for you


from Aces Read Me To Sleep, released August 22, 2016



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