“This never happened before.” By Sasha on the 99


Monday April 11, 2016
9:23pm
5 minutes
overheard on the 99

This
This didn’t happen
Never happened
Won’t happen
An eye like a dart right through the soft belly flesh
This
The space between never and always
The unrelenting happy birthday song rough and round
This didn’t happen in a basement
The sounds of a teenage party full throttle above
This didn’t happen at a bus stop in the broad daylight
cars driving by and honking
This didn’t happen in a movie theatre
Leonardo diCaprio pouting on screen
This didn’t happen round back of a night club
Pressed against the red brick
Scars on the back
Scars on the back
This
This didn’t happen
Never happened
Won’t happen still
A sugar cane factory
Smell of burning

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“This never happened before.” By Sasha on the 99