Meat in my Teeth (Clem Flowers)

Brake lights turning to Marlboro 100s

I watch from the hill my heart


Hunters used to say stags

Love the hunter who killed them

So I  promise-

the tears you saw from your rear view 

Were tears of  Gratitude


when you promised  

We owned the candy coated kingdom beneath our two bedroom shaky slab of


While the sandpaper sun swam

To the bottom of the cacti 

And you showed me your family recipe

For roasted red potatoes – the same dish I’m watching


Beneath my broiler light

While the rain just  screams



Clem Flowers (They/ Them) is a soft spoken southern transplant living in spitting distance of some mountains in Utah. Maker of a fine omelet, but scrambled egg game needs some work. Nb & bi, they live in a cozy apartment with their wonderful wife & sweet calico kitty. They can be found on Twitter at @hand_springs777


image: MM Kaufman