Fourth Street Rosie

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


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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