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Las Vegas | Lindsey Steffes

5am and the broken strap

of a white dress


it’s ghost pain

hanging at the Tropicana

chest pain

in a white line

with a bald dealer


I was hoping to be more

than Taco Bell Cantina

at sunrise

better than a flaccid white strap

 

Lindsey Steffes has an MFA in Fiction from University of California, Riverside and a BA in English Literature from University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her stories and poems have been featured in Midwestern Gothic, Black Heart Review, and Atticus Review. She is at work on a novel and is represented by Carrie Howland at Howland Literary. Her sad girl idols are Phoebe Bridgers, Sofia Coppola, and Anna Karenina.

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