Behind Any Man Who Does the Right Thing

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Alexis Pope

 
 

 It’s a theory

she has

 

Nothing was as it was

in the picture of the city

 

Blue hills

moles rising along a cheek

 

Who you are when

above me

 

When it’s all I want

is your hand

 

On my thigh

neither of us were

 

Here before

home defense

 

Nothing like a gun

with blanks

 

Were you planning

on using that

 

Behind any man

who does the right thing

 

Is a woman

who convinced him

 

Let’s pull the car up to the window

ask the questions

 

Like the podcast

my hair hasn’t done

 

Enough to make me

visible

 

No sun in sight

for months

 

A very uncomfortable couch

your fingers slid

 

Down my arms

and I tried to breathe

 

Can we step back

into a room

 

My lipstick stains

sordid river

 

We haven’t dyed anything red

what’s left inside

 

After you’re gone

smooth strings