Like most times I see you,
“Every Rose Has Its Thorn”
is somehow dirging along
in the background.
We were never that subtle.
We also can’t take the hint.
This time the snotted up tissue
in my pocket is just from crying.
Still, I won’t tell my mom the worst parts
of what you’ve done to me,
Just in case I decide I love you
enough to say again.
Megan Cannella (she/her) is a Midwestern transplant currently living in Nevada. Her debut chapbook, Confrontational Crotch and Other Real Housewives Musings, is out now: https://linktr.ee/mcannella. You can find Megan on Twitter at @megancannella