last night i wanted to tell you that i loved you

my lungs felt heavy,

like someone pushed a stone into my sternum.

you sat there, flicking cards and winning at poker

i tipped the bottle back and closed my eyes and counted to ten

glug

glug

glug

my throat was strained

like someone coated my esophagus with baking soda

you sat there, laughing at the funny shit my friends were saying

i tipped the bottle back and closed my eyes and counted to ten

glug

glug

glug

my eyes were bloodshot

like someone took a sharpie and colored them in

you sat there, staring at my lips wrapped around the head of my beer

i tipped the bottle back and closed my eyes and counted to ten

glug

glug

glug