you might like the way the moon looks
will you go outside and see for yourself

put the phone down first
open the door then
close it

take however long
you need to make
up your mind

if you don’t come back before
time runs out
i won’t blame you

doesn’t it look like a broken off
bloodied nail

should i hang up yet?

i think i dialed wrong


Christie West is a 20 yr old junior at Emerson College, where (she / they) created a major in Performance Poetry. She doesn’t care what your parents think of her tattoos. Her favorite things are: cats, bread, and women. Two she’s allergic to, one is out to get her. If she can’t change the world she hopes to at least leave life laughing because things finally feel that light. Christie can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/christie.west.5/https://www.instagram.com/christieast/ & https://twitter.com/Christieast/.

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