Neighborhood Aubade with George Michael On by Shannon Wolf
I think I’m done with the sofa, I think I’m done with the hall
who lived in houses like these?
unglazed sun burnishing ligneous front doors
hoop facing out into the street // year-round christmas lights
lego brick chimneys line the cusp of dawn
chipped paint and fallen down fences // snoopy inflatables and frog ceramics
I think I’m done with the kitchen table baby, let’s go outside
oh, we loved in houses like these
you on bended knee in the bedroom baked in half-light
then opening the french doors // out on the deck quiet in our rocking
your dusky eyelashes against my sunshine mouth
the most fragile part of you // home on the bodies of my lips
let’s go outside, in the sunshine
Shannon Wolf is a British writer, living in Denver, Colorado. She received a joint MA-MFA in Poetry at McNeese State University and also has degrees from Lancaster University and the University of Chichester. She is the Non-Fiction Editor of the McNeese Review, and Social Media Intern for Sundress Publications. Her poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction (which can also be found under the name Shannon Bushby) have appeared in The Forge, Great Weather for MEDIA and No Contact Mag among others. You can find her on social media @helloshanwolf.