13 Ways

Written by me 3 years ago but might as well have been yesterday:


13 Ways to look at Nobody’s Boyfriend
by Someone Else’s Girlfriend
after J.B.
and W.S.

1.
i order a premium bourbon from
nobody’s boyfriend and he
gives it to me for three dollars.


2.
nobody’s 19-year-old boyfriend
sits close and i try to ignore
his impossibly masculine hands.


3.
i dreamt of nobody’s boyfriend
walking down a darkened path
with me.

4.
my heart leaps as i see nobody’s
boyfriend on the sidewalk, and
i do not wave as i step down
to cross the street.

5.
the blackboard in my kitchen
tells me that nobody’s boyfriend
called while i was out.

6.
in the crowded bar my chest
rubs against nobody’s boyfriend’s
back as i squeeze past him.

7.
right now, somewhere,
nobody’s boyfriend is not
thinking of me.

8.
my voice cracks on the phone
as i tell nobody’s boyfriend
that i miss him.

9.
the long-lashed eyes of nobody’s
boyfriend meet mine and then
drop down over me.

10.
nobody’s boyfriend wants me to
meet him and his buddies at the
B-side, and i don’t show up.

11.
i stay in bed for three days
with nobody’s boyfriend.

12.
waiting for the T nobody’s
boyfriend drives by and
yelps at me.

13.
a friend hooks me up on a
date, but he turns out
to be nobody’s boyfriend.

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