Bacardi in the Linens Closet
Cassady O’Reilly-Hahn

We’ve been moving so fast

I can’t tell if this bottle

is misplaced from the others

or simply stuffed under sheets

because when I return to bed

drenched in the day’s sweat

she cannot stand the smell of me

and, the next morning, when she

has the smell soaked into her

blouse, she needs to forget

the pain ground into her hips.

Cassady O’Reilly-Hahn is a poet with an MA from Claremont Graduate University. He is a managing editor for Foothill: A Poetry Journal that highlights graduate student voices. He also works for AudioEyes, a company that describes TV and film for blind viewers. In his free time, Cassady writes Haiku for his personal blog, orhawrites. This work can also be found on his Instagram @cassady_orha. Cassady currently resides in Claremont, California, where he can be found flipping through fantasy novels in a cozy recliner on the weekends.

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