Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five

Love Song, with Anti-Coagulant


Hey, what’s going on? What gives? Who’s on first?
Darling, I thirst and thirst and thirst and thirst.
Let me buy you a used car and new shirt.
Let’s go prone and do clean things in the dirt.
I’m an In’din boy, so that means I’m cursed
To lifetimes of sadness. I need a nurse,
Not a damned hearse. I’m not best; I’m not worst.
I’m a mosquito, in love, soon to burst.

Sherman Alexie is the author of, most recently, Face, poetry, from Hanging Loose Press, and War Dances, poems and stories, from Grove Press. He lives with his family in Seattle.