After the Relapse
by Laurie Kolp


we kiss goodnight
you cover me in an extra blanket
the house an icebox
cutting words, a frozen margarita mix
when the fire dies
spitting tequila, I ask for your forgiveness
one more time— please—one more time
spitting tequila, I ask for your forgiveness
when the fire dies
cutting words, a frozen margarita mix
the house an icebox
you cover me in an extra blanket
we kiss goodnight






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