This Old House

This house doesn’t have roaches like our old house;
But it’s a lot to deal with when he’s screaming
At me (today) in a sealed up, hot garage that smells
Like stale beer and left-over gasoline.


C Cimmone is a North American author and comic. Her narrative, creative nonfiction poetry and prose possess dark tones, often emphasizing women’s sexuality, mental health, substance abuse, and coming-of-age. Cimmone serves as editor-at-large for Trampset, contributing author for Arouse Magazine, and volunteer reader for Marias at Sampaguitas. Her work has been featured in a menagerie of publications.

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