Fourth Street Rosie

                   Rosie.
 The kids believe
 Her name suits her red cheeks.
 So don't you tell them she's the drunk
 Who walks
 Red-faced
 Zigzag and back
 From Meysenburg's Liquor
 No matter the will of weather.
                  Killing
                  Oneself
 Isn't something
 A child could understand.

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21 thoughts on “Fourth Street Rosie

  1. One thing I admire about your writing is how confidently you make the words tell a story that is bigger than themselves. The visual shape, some of the word choices (“zigzag,” the rhyme of “will” and “killing”) seem playful, but the message is hard.

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