from Good Grief • Mikey Swanberg



 we take nothing with us 

   I know because


the grave is no roomier

    than a twin


but when my girlfriend & I split 

   there was still the matter of the mattress


our mattress 

   & the good beer cups


our good beer cups 

   & the hours


like cheap cookies 

   breaking to crumbs 


all through the apartment

    as we tried again 


to break apart ourselves 

    you can take anything 


you want if you just wipe down 

    the shelves

by Mikey Swanberg, from Good Grief