Konch Magazine - Brooklyn Days by Valerie Deus

Brooklyn Days by Anonymous

I loved you according to the laws of distance 
Lewis' anything goes attitude and his soft severity
like
a father from the 50’s a summer peach 
my career ruined by my
infatuation with you and you
you running off hanging out in a bathtub 
a light bulb on a string swings overhead and
I think
that we were real life lovers in some old life

like the lives in movies
their tight faces just kiss in tents
they’d
just kiss surrounded by earth and wood but I'd
rather we
not just kiss but breathe, sleep and  
be more like our old slipper selves everyday. 

Its too bad you're not around today. I'd like to
go to Brooklyn Academy  of Music with you and see a  film
eat some Austrian food at that
place you like 
wiener shinezl (and maybe impregnate you in the
bathroom
but that would cost extra)
New York in Spring is present right now in my mind 
I've been sleeping with this girl named Jenny lately but 
I'll stop that for the time that you visit 
She is good and sexy and all those other things but you seem better

last night I went a party, a small gathering
the house was full of people but by morning it was filled with beer cans and cigarettes smushed
into bottle caps.

I was hoping to find my future lover but chickened out when the beautiful people arrived
my ex came with her new boyfriend  and something about their happiness feels taken from me
i'm broke up with her so i'm not allowed to complain
Come back soon and don't forget, when you're here I like you too