“oh” by Michael Patrick McSweeney

the kind of feeling
where you pull the comforter close
to your legs & lips, pretend
you're the black and white stitches
so if someone walks into your room
they see the clumps of sheets

& wet poems on the desk
the piles of clothes & glasses of water
until they leave cold-faced
because empty rooms
are like those lonely people.

Michael Patrick McSweeney is an artist and educator from the Boston region. His work has appeared in numerous journals and various regions of the Internet thanks to truly wonderful individuals. He is also the founder and chief financial officer of a used submarine conglomerate, the business website of which can be found at discountsubmarines.wordpress.com, and he hopes you have a great day.