Samson and Delilah by Demi Richardson

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Samson and Delilah

A boy in this town chews on heartbeats,
cuts his teeth on the taste of lonely
over and
and over again

and I have sworn not to mess with
leather jackets or
switchblade feelings,
there is something to be said for redemption
that comes quickly in the night

in the backseat of a Subaru or
in his mother’s kitchen, I am thinking –

in this fight for the upper hand,
I have taken every road
but the high one

Demi Richardson

Demi Richardson splits her heart between California and Pennsylvania. Her work has previously appeared in the New Growth Arts Review, “draft” lit mag, and The Rising Phoenix Review.