Don’t be stoopid. It’s not me—
break-ups are rough. Tough like
Ever watch a dog chew on processed cow skin?
That shit’s indigestible; causes intestinal
swelling and diarrhea, etcetera.
some relationships are (un)just
oversized break-ups in-waiting,
glazed with meat flavoring for optimal taste.
I used to lounge with you
outside in the summer dark.
Under the stars,
we’d swig bottles of Miller Lite
and inhale Marlboro tobacco;
two Alphas trying
to cancel each other out.
That’s a goddamned lie.
never had int’rest
in your use-less
Now you howl by yourself,
who will clean up your vomit.
It’s not me—
© Kindra M. Austin