Daily poetry from Brianna Dawn.

petals and parking lots

i woke up and unzipped myself from
the body bag – cold and heavy,
water hacked at my face like butcher knives
i pulled on slacks and ripped open a muffin —
… she arrives to work;
the way she pinches her lip between her teeth,
blinking — could i
there’s a parking lot in the back of my mind,
i go there sometimes,
thinking — couldn’t i
drumming my fingertips
across the steering wheel
fearing how much it’d kill me to exhale,
and accidentally slip —
so i inhale and inhale, yet still lose my
unsteady grip —
i’m tempted to count petals,
maybe a dime will be quicker to determine the street
i should take when driving home,
but i would feel like i cheated us out of something
that could possibly be — maybe?
you and me

___
Poem by Tiny Fawns for Daily Prompt: Tempted.

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