Two Poems by Lily Dawn

Nobody understands me, mom.

Why am I awake at 7 am on 9/11,
are laundromats open right now?
What will Jesus think of me
if I wash my sheets on 9/11,
what will he think of me
if I sleep between dirty sheets
on 9/11?


quickie

Told this guy over fb chat that I was a slut
he asked me to come over for a quickie
I said “raincheck”
he said “What you already fucking someone else tonight?”
I said no.
I didn’t wanna tell him I am on my period.
he asked for my number
I gave him my number
then he said “I think you’re lying”
then I fell asleep.


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