After the Break Up

Despertar 4
By Raquel Reyes-Lopez

I walk nude. Breasts bounce.
Nipples perk from chill.
I close the door behind.
Open tattered shower curtains.

I pull up from inside the drain
hairs. The only thing you left
behind. I slap them against the wall.

You tossed my love into the sewer
as easy as your bowels push shit.

I can only wonder
if I grab a wire hanger
use your hairs as bait
fish within the drain
could I reel
my heart
back in?


  1. I really enjoyed the short and long sentence opening stanza. Raw and honest. The reduction of your last stanza was beautiful.

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