night out | Jordan Hanson

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one frozen rainbow margarita

on an empty stomach

busy night market in chill october air

numb sticky sugar fingers

heavy shoulders

hold my hand after I put my gloves on

you drive us home

hand on my thigh

only one way through

isthmus traffic


it’s hard to take a picture

of something so far away

with a phone camera

through a car window

you laugh and tell me 

            stop trying to steal 

            pieces of nature

so I stare at the gibbous moon

huge behind silver clouds

and try not to blink

Jordan Hanson lives with her cat Ravioli in Wisconsin. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @jordanehanson and read her poem “Altar” in the Plant People edition of Plants & Poetry Journal.

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