Gris-Gris, an online journal of literature, culture & the arts

Everyone I Have Ever Slept With

(Title taken from the Tracy Emin Object Trouve of the same name)

by Joy Bye

 

my mother

father

brother

sister

grandparents

 

childhood friends

 

some random girl on the L

 

us two

stuck between cars

in the high heat of Chicago’s

August

 

college roommates

sleeping off a high

 

in my twenties

5 random men

 

who lead to 3 more

 

and ended

with a

husband

a daughter

 

and finally

 

me

 

creeping through the night

to find a space where there

is:

 

vacancy.