hold steady

Sarah Gajkowski-Hill

pressure-coated in panic
i say it’s the weather that’s got me nostalgic
or perhaps the druggie music
i saw the singer fall down
one balmy night
with the palm trees
“music is a precocious mistress”
he nodded and cracked a lozenge in half
all straight-faced and tragic.

Sarah Gajkowski-Hill works as a writer at the University of Houston. She enjoys listening to her children play the piano, and classic Elton John.

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