Is it acceptable to fuck
Anyone and everyone you want,
Be mysteriously exposed in your photographs,
Act carelessly with people and friends
Drunk and drugged and dicked out of your mind,
Forget the hurtful and blissful past for a reputation,
Exist in a way the girl you were
Never thought you could be the girl you are,
Because you’re in your twenties?

You remind me of the characters Greta Gerwig plays in some of her films,
But not Gerwig herself,
Although you do look an awful like
Her Hispanic version if there was one;
I guess that’s you.

I bet when I was placing
The edge of the razorblade against my wrist,
You were getting penetrated
And plowed by a cock between the legs.

Your innocence was smothered by your lust and
Our history got erased by your fears and flaws.

I just wanted you,
But then again,
Everyone already had you,
And it was not my fault;
It was your choice.
Kevin Adam Flores Barbosa is an English graduate who has been writing poetry and short fiction since he existed. He's been mentioned in the University of Texas at Brownsville's The Collegian and The Brownsville Herald, and he has been published in Austin Community College's The Rio Review, University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley's Gallery 2016 & 2017 magazines, and BAM's SXSM 2016 zine. He is a bittersweet poet who has an Instagram and Tumblr (blinkforman23).

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