Poem: Lucy Tiven

change of address

i ruined halloween last year

my ex boyfriend in a witch costume
yelling on the corner of 6th & Western

but what doesn’t feel like the real thing
for a second   anyway

sometimes i forgive everyone
out loud in the car
and wish them health
or happiness instead of the radio

every now and then you
receive mail that was
supposed to end up

in the past.   what i mean is
its a waste   hating your life
for not looking like your life
Lucy Tiven is an L.A.-based poet, essayist and copywriter and a contributing editor for The Fanzine. Recently, her poems have appeared in Two Serious Ladies, The Quietus, Lazy Fascist Review, Front Porch, and Everyday Genius, and they have been anthologized in 40 Likely to Die Before 40 (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2014) and It’s Night in San Francisco but It’s Sunny in Oakland (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2014).

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