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Ode to Loneliness
Allison Remley


Because of you,
I can now thank my mother
for that eucalyptus tea bubble bath
I was otherwise not using.
I can fall asleep to
the rattling of windows,
the collection of sirens growing,
my eye lashes
knowing no one moved
my picture frames.
You let me steal
the duvet.
It’s also nice
that you don’t judge
when I eat
straight from the jar.

Allison Remley is a second year MFA in Creative Writing candidate studying nonfiction and poetry at the University of San Francisco. She currently teaches high school performing arts in the Bay Area.