Lauren Michaels

Notes On Our Stay - Poem by Lauren Michaels

Meek now, the night subsiding
We hunch our shoulders against the cold
And troop more than traipse home.

Coffee because its too late to sleep
Cigarettes because we're too sick to eat.
And always talking, like breathing, loud.

Waiting the night out, laughing fatigued
And slumped, shoes kicked off on the floor.
Holding to things irritrievable.
The whole world awake, past the door.

Comments about Notes On Our Stay by Lauren Michaels

  • Amberlee Carter (9/8/2006 10:42:00 AM)

    the second stanza is captivating, and really pronounces a hard truth.

    I loved how this seemed disconnected from you and so very connected to every other thing in your life. the only thing I didn't like, was that it ended so soon... keep up the amazing work.

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  • Stuart Mason (9/7/2006 5:30:00 PM)

    i like this but am too tired to reason why so ill agree with my man below. (Report)Reply

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  • Seán O' Muiriosa (9/6/2006 2:54:00 PM)

    There's something so natural about the movement in this poem that it reminds me of Plath. You've said so much in this little poem that is simply breath-taking. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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