Westwind

hungover

Rebecca Tang

“Why do I drink? I drink to forget the shame of drinking.”

Antoine Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

 

i crack

open an

eye and

wat  ch

the blur

ring lines swim in

my peripheral fishbowl

sight  indulging a dry tongue

with tastes too much to take in

as i curl my toes on the one-night

bed stand for i am filled with sad

ness regret shame full stupor and i

need  to  stop waking  up  like  this

       arms      hungover       the         edge

eyes  sp ill ingover you half   empty

your emptiness flooding half a heart

with          so much           too much

to count a  yellow bright  headache

insilentspace where t(I)me lost you

Rebecca Tang is a fourth-year English major, minoring in French and society and genetics. She has been writing poems since the age of 14, drawing inspiration from Romantic poets like Wordsworth and Keats, as well as from female poets like Emily Dickinson, Amy Lowell, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Besides poetry, many of her other hobbies include baking, blogging, and 3-D origami.

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