A Poem by Milly Pinkos

I will see your name and
the words you’ve written me,
I’ll see it all
everywhere I go.
And I hope you see all mine, too.
I hope the moon is so dull
and lifeless
without me
that you think aliens,
or terrorists, or God
have done something to it.
I hope the voice of Billie Holiday
is so pleasing to your ears but
grating on your heart
that all you want to do is bury your head,
but the agony is so beautiful
and delicious
that you keep listening.

I hope your poetry and your music
are tainted with excruciating regret,
stained with shame, and desire,
and longing.
I want guilt to give you a black eye
or a broken ankle,
but not pierce you with a
gunshot or stab wound.

I want regret to
show up at your house in a limo,
filled with all the fixings,
and drive you back to my feet.
Only to discover that you
will have to be the one
to pay the exorbitant bill,
but for the limo that drove
you back to me,
you will be happy to.

Milly Pinkos

Hi everyone! I'm Milly, a contributing creator on the site. My background is primarily theatre and acting, but I've always been a writer. I work with poetry, essays, and plays. I love this website because it's full of collaboration: the entire thing is comprised of people who all love to create, throwing their ideas together to make up one artistic platform.

I'm a lil Jew from the country's tiniest state, Rhode Island; I love small birds, Arrested Development, mozzarella sticks, the guy who plays Captain Hook on Once Upon a Time, The Little Prince, and the moon. I know a weird amount of useless pop culture trivia facts. Like, a really weird amount. I'm obsessed with my dog, Sassafras. But most of all, I love to connect with people through writing.

My style of writing (and of dress) is casual. I like to have a sort of chill conversation with whoever reads my work. We're all pals here, no need for any rigid formality. Happy to be here, and happy you're here too.

What are your thoughts?