nocturnal #3

the night
was dull,
murky
and alienating.

I poured it
into the plastic cup.
it was saturnine red.

took a sip.
then I took another.
it had a sour
taste.

I drank a gulp.

and afterwards
passed out.

the following dreams
were desolating
like a boiling mirage.

then she didn’t come.

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