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A. Lesser's Ponderings

Anne Katherine Lesser (please...call me Annie) is an award winning poet, produced playwright, and published photographer. Here are her thoughts and work she is currently exploring.

Posts tagged orange juice:

HANGOVER (a poem)

Head resting against porcelain.

Hand clutching,

as the coolness fails to calm the pounding in my head.

I wish someone was stroking my hair.

With that out of my mouth flies the reason I wanted to give you a blow job last night,

falls every little secret I told to people who should not have been told.

Dribbling from my lips are bits and pieces of regret, loneliness, and shame.

Paranoia heaves within my chest,

as I try and fill the holes of my Swiss Cheese evening with condiments of assumption.

My bed is both a comforting companion

and a painfully cold casket.


I yank my own hair,

wondering if I really asked you to do the same last night, or was that just part of a dream?

For my memories feel like dreams, my thoughts knives,

and the ringing doorbell an AK47 to my brain.

Orange juice and a plain bagel,

Warm shower and an Advil,

Big smile and denial.

That’s how I’ll get through my day.