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June 21, 2023 Poetry


Laughlin Cole

6 SENRYU photo

boyfriend has tourette’s
dick ass ugh lick butt fuck slut
bitch sorry shit dude

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his red-painted toes
splayed across the ford dashboard
tiny exit wounds

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uh uh uh uh uh 
uh uh uh fuck yea baby
uh uh uh uh uh

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they call us pansies
southern hospitality
but I've killed more deer

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holding his hair back 
calling earl on a white phone 
twelve empty bottles 

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jumping off the bridge
for the first night in decades 
he follows his heart