Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Miss Liberty by Jasen Sousa

Miss Liberty

We park in the Walgreens
behind Cambridge Hospital.

She staggers out of my car,
Dunkin Donuts mug
glued to the palm of her hand,
butt crack crawling 
out of her jeans.

She carries her coffee up a dirt trail 
that leads to the hospital,
right arm raised in the air.  
Early morning green, modern day Statue of Liberty
with shades and blonde hair.

I sit in my car 
and read a Stephen King comic,
wait for her to return 
from a shot of methadone.

Back in the car,
less jumpy,
Band-Aid on her mouth,

a quiet ride home.

First Published
Somewhere Lost

Copyright © 2011 by Jasen Sousa

Copyright © All Rights Reserved by J-Rock Publishing

Library of Congress
Cataloging in Publication Data
ISBN  978-0-9714926-7-7

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