"Relationships Are a Death Wish" by Jennifer Skelton

I noticed his

Fuck Cancer


On the 4th of July.

He was wrapped in asbestos

While shot-gunning

A handle of Abslout,

Smoking Seneca’s,

And bathing in the Buffalo River.

Let’s just be friends. 

"You Could Have Stayed" by Jennifer Skelton

You could have stayed

For coffee

Or breakfast


Or 30 more minutes beckoning

My skittish cat to come to you,

Or to tell me more about the time

You hit yourself in the head with a hammer

To avoid being alone

While your ex was in the shower.