learning how to be alone again

bennie was
halfway through
his fourth beer

when he stood up

pulled a handfull of
clipped toe and fingernails
out of his pantspocket

and sat them
in the middle of
my coffeetable.

“this is all
she left me”
he said.
“she didn’t even
have the guts
to tell me goodbye
to my face.”

he picked up
a fingernail

stuck it
in his mouth

and washed it down
with a beerswallow.

“i’m gonna put
what’s left of her
insida me
so’s i can keep ‘er
close ta me forever.”

i had a feeling that
beer wasn’t going to be
quite strong enough
for this particular
kind of evening

and as i got up
to get the
bottle of vodka
i had
in the freezer

bennie
went for a toenail.

- terry everton

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