“An often overlooked side effect” by Sasha in her bed

Wednesday January 25, 2017
5 minutes
From a tweet

When I met you
you were a side effect
sat beside the tallest
woman at the party
eating ketchup chips
and wiping the red
on the couch
hoping no one saw.

I saw.

When we spoke
you growled like a mutt
spat and licked
your lips

When we spoke
I let you do
most of the talking
a bad habit.