Pathetic One

Lying for hours in the bath / while drinking vodka /
she hums / in quiet desolation /
wishing that / I would stay / or maybe /
she thinks the song is really catchy /
in which case /
I’m the pathetic one.

Henry is a writer, poet and mental health essayist based in Somerset in the UK. He has a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Birmingham. He is the author of several poetry collections and his work can be seen in Pure Slush, Lunate, and The Daily Drunk, among other places.

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