Fiction & Poetry

THREE POEMS BY AMY SAUL-ZERBY

LIFE ADVICE

periodically clear your web history

to hide your recent activity from yourself

 

open a new word doc

and close it

open a new word doc

and instead of closing it

leave it there empty and

staring at you

 

lie to yourself but make sure

the lies don’t contradict each other

 

don’t show all of yourself

but if you,

don’t give a fuck

 

even if you don’t,

still don’t give a fuck

 

generally, give no fucks

 

DON’T FORGET THAT HABITS ARE JUST AS BREAKABLE AS HEARTS

In the end, loving you was just

another thing my body did.

 

I felt my body soften into yours

I did not realize it had gone slack

as a rag doll.

 

Maybe we listen to the same songs over

and over for the same reason we fall in

love with the same people again and again.

 

Maybe there comes a time to change

the fucking station.

 

I WILL TURN THIS DELOREAN RIGHT AROUND, YOUNG MAN

I am slowly coming to terms with the fact

 

that sleeping with someone

I used to be in love with

 

is the closest I will ever come

to time travel.

 

(Very, very

slowly.)

 

AMY SAUL-ZERBY has been published by Internet Poetry, Sunlit, Have U Seen My Whale and theNewerYork.

She will only love you when you understand that pop music is beautiful in its own way.

She has self-published a book of “snapchat poetry” called 10 Seconds in Heaven, which is available for purchase here.

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