Weekly Write: “I Can’t Eat” by Christopher Edelen

I Can’t Eat

But mostly it’s the deafening roar of traffic, and us,
trading arpeggiated screams
or intolerable silences,
born of the bottom falling out.
We only wanted not to be alone.

Please, let’s not look too hard at this.
Because the highest question here is,
until when?
We’re biding time I’m making.
I’m making plans.

 

Christopher Edelen was born in Boston, MA, and currently lives in Los Angeles with his dog. Most recently his work has been featured in FORTH Magazine and, Harper Palate, and is forthcoming in The Helix Magazine, and Parhelion. Follow him on twitter at @EdelenAuthor.

 

 

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