Green Hills Literary Lantern





 Virginia Avenue



She covers herself

with a dirty sheet,

and settles in for the night;

winter creeping up her backside.


Deep drags on a generic menthol;

smoke rings and frosty breath

pray to the heavens.


The girl who once smoked

name brand only?

No forwarding address.


It’s quiet under this bridge;

not much traffic overhead,

and the cops can’t be bothered

with this area much.


Cathy Porter's poetry has appeared in Plainsongs, Pearl, Chaffin Journal, Barbaric Yawp, and other journals. She has two chapbooks, and lives in Omaha, NE.