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Christine Hamm

The Addict Renames the Days


This day is called Screamed myself hoarse at him
while I sat naked and fat on the futon.

The next day is called He punched his fist through
the wall and I kissed his broken knuckles.

The next is called I am too stoned to remember to
move when someone fucks us.

The next day is not called anything.

The next day is called My head is a snow globe
that’s been set on fire and is cracking.

This is followed by the day of Vomiting and regret.

The final day is I’m leaving you and getting a real life,

then the week starts over.

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