Astro Advice – Sarah Bridgins

I don’t know if it’s possible to live
off of Costco cookies and grocery store sushi,
but I’m willing to die trying.

Being a grown up means
using your tax refund to buy stuffed animals,
and the perfume you wore in high school.
Being best friends means
liking the same drugs.

Adopt a scorched earth
policy with those you once loved.
Sow your heart with salt
when they retreat.

Go blonde, fuck it
what can you afford to do?

Sarah Bridgins is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn. Her poems have appeared in Sink Review, Monkeybicycle, InDigest, Thrush, Two Serious Ladies, Bone Bouquet, and NAP among other journals. You can find more of her work at:

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