An Ad for Love in the Age of Enthusiasm

luv me seriously. in spite of me.
fundamentally. whatever
that means. please be
involved wholeheartedly
with groceries & my selfies.
u need to be strong &
funny & built like a home
page=the right shade of blue,
navigable. list ur issues
& i’ll chew them like gum,
blow a bubble & pop
it with ur kiss. kiss me
like you’re starving.
like you’re trolling. no
history. no friends. no interests
we don’t share. but have enemies.
a boss. an acquaintance
from the bus stop. a mother u luv
but hardly talk to. fuck me
like the world is watching.
like i fixed the tv. argue with me
virally. say it mean & crude
like an anonymous comment.
like the backspace key is
missing. i won’t be able to resist.

Lindsay Brader is from Moses Lake, Washington and currently lives in Vietnam. Her writing can be found in Literary Orphans, Word Riot, Third Point Press, The Molotov Cocktail, Uppagus, The Bookends Review, and Black Heart Magazine.

You can follow her on Twitter (@lindsaybrader) where she doesn’t say much or email her at, where she says more.

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