A Poem by Maureen Miller

Shot on iPhone 6

Benign-meaning second-degree relative
just shot me a heads-up re: how I use space

(seems he/she is coming up for Thanksgiving)

leaving the rest of me behind the 8-ball
in the privacy of my own shit shot on their phone

gah seriously

the cost of doing business w/my family

some peeps like to court controversy I guess

that’s so like them, to have this terrifying immediacy

Maureen Miller is a pathologist in New York (doctorwritermaureenmiller.tumblr.com).

The Poetry Section is edited by Mark Bibbins.