The Wait

Waiting for things.

Food delivery.

Turning thirty and then never aging again.

Getting that big break.

Getting your period.

Blood results. Callbacks.

Waiting for the other shoe to drop.

(and you bet it’s a Manolo)


Shots at the bar,

ten more at the clinic.

The first summer night in Brooklyn.

W-2s. Tax returns.

Bonuses, raises,

and hair that grows past your shoulders.

The L-train. Credit score.

Cold brew on a Monday morning.

Falling asleep with something to dream about.


Christine Göös