"I Fucked Your Ex-Boyfriend Tonight Because" by Chad Frame

I thought if I fucked the guy fucked over
by the guy who famously fucked me over,
I might get over it—but that’s fucked up.

I fucked your ex-boyfriend tonight because
it gave me closure—him closing around me—
and it seemed like the logical conclusion
to slurping pho in a dive restaurant
and awkward leg contact during HGTV.

I fucked your ex-boyfriend tonight because
he has these black-rimmed hipster glasses,
and these short ginger curls in a low-top fade,
and his barking laugh startles a small room into silence,
and there was a pause in the conversation
we were desperate to fill with anything at all

that wasn’t you.