saw the photographer next door
leaving with a suitcase
asked him how long he’d be gone
and should I check the mail

he shook his head
she thinks I left the house last night
but I slept in the darkroom

laid my head on the enlarger table
and even pissed in the sink
I listened all night
but she never cried

so I packed
and left the negatives
clipped to the wire.

 


Lavonne Westbrooks hails from Suwanee, Georgia. It’s where she tends her imagination and bakes her cakes.


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