Beer, Cheese, and Serial Killers
I’ll take you out to dinner if we can pay
in lies we wanted to tell.
You say a man ate another man’s heart
just to feel like he was there with him
and I say I get it in a systemic way,
the way that implies I don’t want to eat
you, but that knows of the promise of it.
I say every good person I know is dead
or headed there and everyone who should
be dying seems eternal. I say my last lover
didn’t change his mind about marriage
when he met me and I can’t tell
if that’s romantic or not. When the tab comes,
you make change for the sake of it,
unstick each bill with a lick of your tongue.
“beer, cheese, and serial killers” is a poem I wrote in 2019. It was published in Green Light Literary Journal, which you can read online.