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Lexington Poetry Month

How you hated Guns n’Roses


Remember when you
said that thing about
Axel Rose and heroin and how
junkies shit themselves?

I thought it was funny
because I did not understand.
I was eleven
and you just threw

the baseball cards I never
even fucking wanted
out the window, past
the church we both hated.

And you called me a faggot
like that was a bad thing, 
even after I trapped
a local girl
in the closet
where you
thought I lived.

2 responses to “How you hated Guns n’Roses”

  1. Linda Bryant says:

    The momentum really builds. Love this poem.

  2. Amanda Crum says:

    There is so much contained in such a small space here. Most excellent. <3

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