Her name is Risa.
I was the bleach, and you, the ammonia.
I am Nevada, and you are Arizona.
I wish I was the ocean, and you, the moon.
But you are a pin, and I am a balloon.
It was long distance.
I used to stay up, shameless,
Thinking about kissing you,
Listening to that playlist.
Now I just lay here, aimless,
Never facing the music,
Hoping you’ll find Las Vegas.
So, I wrote about it.
I thought she was poetry,
And I was the pen.
Now I’m pretty sure she’s bored of me.
She’s gritty and godless, but I’d gladly go down on my knees.
Probably should get over her, huh?
That pedestal is tall.
How did I reach so high?
Gatsby left Daisy there,
And then she let him die.
Katie Herbert is a poet from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a 6th grade English teacher, and spends a very long time on the poetry unit. Katie writes all of her poems on the notes app, while in her bed, staying up far too late. She loves writing about her failed lesbian relationships! And yes, she loves both of her cats very much. She has no publication history.