The Other Woman by Seanna Pratt

after Langston Kerman

 

& she forgave his tongue against the pixie’s cashmere neck

& told him she was a silver throated siren

& stopped bringing the closemouthed blade in the bathtub

& thought about how the flickering girl drags from her Marlboro

& never dumped the chalk dust bullets in her saltwater mouth

& finally spoke of the questioning

& tongue kissed her at the crowded bus stop

& forgot the silent barreled hand gun in the basement

 

Photo courtesy of Alex Wise
Photo courtesy of Alex Wise

but she still drinks poison

from fanged men at the bar, and keeps

a dismembered glass

bottle in the nightstand,

just in case.

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Alex Wise is a twenty-something landscape photographer from Melbourne, Australia. He took this photo of a friend on a busy Melbourne street before a dinner date. To see more of his work, visit him at alexwisephotography.net.
A graduate of SUNY Oneonta with a BS in Biology, and a current Master's of Public Health student at the University at Buffalo. Seanna Pratt is an aspiring writer who hopes to find her home someday in a big city. You can often find her writing in coffee shops or at home binge watching her latest TV obsession. Feel free to ask her anything! Contact: seanna@germmagazine.com

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