Smoking in the girls’ room, sneaking a drink, napping
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Jonathan Starke is a former bodybuilder and boxer, and you might find him watching old boxing matches on a Sunday evening. He is the founding editor of the literary magazine Palooka, and his work has appeared in The Missouri Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Brevity.
When she leaves you, you’ll bleed from your nose in your sleep. This cannot be stopped. The blood will go through the sheets. It will soak deep into the fibers of the mattress, and you will sleep on this forever.