Today's poem is by Meg Johnson


Letís get this mťnage a trois started.
You, me, and this three legged
dog of a city. The most majestic
creature here is a blimp in the sky,
soaring over abandoned warehouses.
Middle class looking houses are
undercover brothels. Drive through
convenience stores face vandalized
elementary schools.

Letís pretend gas stations are romantic.
My house by the highway could
be a loversí paradise if we get naked fast
enough. When your body outshines
my past lovers and this city, I
wonít know if Iím happy or sad.

Copyright © 2014 Meg Johnson All rights reserved
from Inappropriate Sleepover
The National Poetry Review Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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