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The Night You Leave the Door Unlocked

by Meredith Marty-Dugas November 8, 2016
The Night You Leave the Door Unlocked

The Night You Leave the Door Unlocked

I slip to my ceramic tub,
the clawed feet curl hard.
I fantasize about a stranger

strolling into the apartment and robbing
your dressing drawers. I leave
angry at my shower head.

When you wake me too early
on purpose, I shiver
for your benefit.

You remind me of the kitchen corner,
how weak I am from the anemia,
that I let the bed sheet air-dry because I like it rough.

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