inherited dishes

sharing a meal
on inherited dishes
is like eating
with all of the
angry spirits
of every fight
around
the dinner table

her mother’s linen napkins
taste
of waxy lipstick
and vodka
and stale cigarettes

every time
i wipe my mouth
it is like
open mouth kissing
a corpse

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “inherited dishes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s