around this sun that brightens
just like you are laughing at
another year with you
so let’s fill a junk drawer together
soy sauce and hot sauce packets with clever phrases
and a screwdriver that just wasn’t big enough to make it to the tool box
so let’s walk wine drunk around the small town of Herman
and look into windows at antique women and old stuff
boy, now you’re ready for a bubble bath
but if i slip under the water and can’t breathe
because of soap and shame
i expect you to either revive me
or pull the plug
don’t make me spin the sun again on machines.
Joey Salomone was born and raised in the Midwest. Being homeschooled, Joey grew up spending much of his time reading and writing. He started writing poetry during his teenage years and continued throughout college and into adulthood. He made independent films for several years and worked various jobs, including the service industry, sales, as a high school English teacher, and as a paramedic. He currently lives in Kansas City, MO, and works as a nurse. He continues to read and write poetry daily.