Between You and Now


by Megan Cannella


On our way to get Egg McMuffins,

we stop to fuck in a cemetery.

 

I pick the most interesting looking gravestone

because I want to make sure this will at least end up being a good story.

 

Or was that just something we talked about,

and I am remembering the memory of a maybe?

 

There is no way to accurately measure

the distance between you and now.

 

I will still sometimes pass a stranger whose smell

tastes like you, drunk, in your second-hand bed, at 4am.


Megan Cannella (@megancannella) is a Midwestern transplant currently living in Nevada. For over a decade, Megan has bounced between working at a call center, grad school, and teaching. She has work in or forthcoming from @PorcupineLit, @dailydrunkmag, @VerseZine, @TBQuarterly, and @perhappened.