hotel room (a poem)

The July 31st prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to write “a gritty, gutsy, and/or groveling poem that includes at least six of these words: stilettos, hangover, whiskey, cigarette, dying, love, begging, naked, jail, dog, hotel. For extra credit, address the reader.” I’d already written something, but decided to give this a shot, anyway. I don’t know that it’s particularly gritty, gutsy, and/or groveling, but here it is…

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