Silly Drunk Mentioning – Kristin Fullerton

I thought it would be best if I didn’t wake you.
You see I noticed the sky,
zippered in safe for the night
before morning brings destruction and loss.

You see I noticed the sky,
spread out before me like the last supper
before morning brings destruction and loss,
before daylight bears witness against me.

Spread out before me like the last supper,
your legs were wrapped tight against the blanket
before daylight bears witness against me
and you forget my silly drunk mentioning of love.

Your legs were wrapped tight against the blanket
the breeze floated against the curtain
and you forgot my silly drunk mentioning of love.
My heart slid into my underwear.

The breeze floated against the curtain
zippered in safe for the night
my heart slid into my underwear.
But I thought it would be best if I didn’t wake you.

Kristin FullertonKristin Fullerton currently resides in upstate New York with bucolic views of the Helderberg Escarpment from her very own backyard. She is a proud alumna of both Elmira College and University at Albany. Her poems have recently appeared in The Maine Review and Up the River Volume 4 and online at Zetetic.org.