i go to bed smiling

by Haley Byam

i go to bed smiling

with the stove on

wake up to smoke

and feign alarm

then i drink heavy

enough to hear it

in my stomach

then i dance

to the cadence of glutton

til the flames go out

then i collapse

like all structures

Haley Byam has been passionate about poetry since very young. 

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November 2018

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