ALYSSA RUSSELL

Delete Draft

sifting through your thoughts until
there’s nothing left but mine—
reducing millions down to maybe one
[no it’s ok haha i really don’t mind]

sent at midnight when i’m already half blind,
then deleted in the midday sun—
[reading through your thoughts until
there’s nothing left but mine]

nights spent writing shit that wasn’t assigned
and like it isn’t even fun—
[but it’s ok haha i really don’t mind]

prescribed pinot noir but my card got declined—
i guess i let my cost overrun
[counting out your thoughts until
there’s nothing left but mine]

i feel like all these words might be
too much to read combined—
next time i’ll go with none?
[oh it’s ok haha i really don’t mind]

oh well i mean what did i really think that i
would find?
sifting through your reasons
and there’s no thought left but mine
[yeah it’s ok haha i really don’t mind].