I could taste the possibility in the rain
but now I'm in the Manhattan apartment.
Plain beige walls, unfurnished, so I furnish it with thoughts
a how will I make
mum proud couch
an I'm still scared
to socialise bed
and I don't think I
can do this forks,
knives, and spoons.
I'm still not even
and high skyscrapers,
the bright lights
it's all too much for me unfortunately
everyday now I'm stepping in gloom, always under a thick dark whipped cloud, like 90% cocoa
Dorothy Lune is a Yorta Yorta poet, born in Australia, who has been writing poems for 4 years. She has a debut chapbook, entitled Heart Planetary, coming out in April 2022. Her work is forthcoming or published in Aurora Journal, Alternate Route, Ice Lolly Review, Open Leaf Press, Don't Submit, and more.