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Dish Water by Rickey Rivers Jr.

I couldn't finish the dishes

I started them but halfway through my head fell

The tears came

I was thinking of you

I almost broke a plate

I couldn't properly wipe my eyes

My forearms were a terrible solution

The dish water became winter cold


I could swear you saw me through the ripples

I could swear you saw me through the bubbles

I could swear you were here again, smiling at me with watery eyes


Rickey Rivers Jr was born and raised in Alabama. He is a writer and cancer survivor. His work has appeared in Sage Cigarettes, Crepe & Penn, Hell Hued Zine (among other publications). Mini chap books are available here:

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