MISDIAL TONE by cj west


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


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

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