2 Poems by Catch Business

Catch Business

into empty glasses

when the neighbor asks for us to quiet down
a phone in my face lights up and you remind me
the show we watched that night no longer exists

these dropped stitches in conversation
question if i’m the loudest in the room and feel ok
soliciting shiny cores of heartbreak to someone else

it isn’t enticing a bedspread a pocket quilted
like staying up without moonlight or street lamps
it’s my words hurting even overflowing cups

one long life

car ride chances to reflect
prepare my face
pressed into aged pillows

after afternoons
spread sheets blow away
i spread out between

the presence of people
and reasoning
with their calm

tying me to the bed
i decompress into them
every evening we elope

Catch Business is the author of GHOST GFS (Electric Cereal, 2015) and ABLE TO / ALWAYS WILL (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016) as well as the chapbook Bye, Product (Be About It, 2015). She is the Founding Poetry Editor of Witch Craft Magazine and Chapbook Coordinator at Sad Spell Press.