EARLY SCORPIO

by Jnana Hodson

She doodled inside matchbook covers
and stuck the pencil in her
frizzy red hair.

So he was with her, too, but then
the place stunk of dog piss
one said to another later.

A living light switch

  1. on) (off

terribly bitchy, taunting

elusive, “wanting to get myself together.”
Another Mary who couldn’t sew
but held her cigarette high, tavern style
in mid-sentence.

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Copyright 2015

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