Men and Fish

Jamie-Kahn-bio
Image credit | Jessica Savard

Jamie Kahn is a writer and ballet dancer from Pennsylvania. She’s been published in the anthologies Beyond the Sea and Eber and Wein’s Best Poets of 2015. She was honorably mentioned at the DeSales University Poetry Contest in 2014 and will have a poem appearing in the next issue of The Claremont Review. She is a senior in high school.


 

She can’t keep a man, they say
hell, she cant even keep a goldfish
they all tend to drown in her bathtub
filled to the rim with day old wine
and week old roses

She lives in that bathroom
in the claw foot tub
with the red ring stain
that’s consumed so many goldfish
and so many men

Wilted rose petals
stuck in her tangled mane
dancing
and too drunk to take another swim

 

image credit: "Black Molly Goldfish" | Marty Heister Photography

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s