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“I Don’t Give Two Sheets Anymore” by Bethany Francis

1. sheets
crumpled on your bed
in a ball, in the corner
make your bed
spread out long and flat
keeping you warm
through the night

2. sheets
stuffed into too-small envelopes
follow the script
gentle fingertips
tracing the arching curve of the “i,”
the sinking drop of the “u”

loneliness,
the plague of our generation
internet-connect
to reli(e)ve isolation
seeking validation
for your situation
fill the hole inside
instant gratification

naked underneath those covers that grope you
naked underneath those letters I wrote you
you know, ’tis a pity he’s a whore,
but I don’t give two sheets anymore

Bethany Francis is a writer, rapper, and performance artist based out of Northeast Ohio. “Nakedness in Full Form” is one of many remarkable pieces Bethany performed with the The F Word ,a performance group established in Athens, Ohio.

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One thought on ““I Don’t Give Two Sheets Anymore” by Bethany Francis

  1. Pingback: “The Ridges” by Bethany Francis « RASCALmagazine

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