Alberto inscribed a litotes using face-paint as his accessory.
‘Heightened libido’ In red bubble letters
On the back of his wooden bedroom door,
Ensconced in angel white.
“Now the purity has a sin.” He said allowed.
But Marie arrived
With news of an abortion.
Alberto understood. Marie scraped away
The letters, placing instead a picture
Of an ultrasound
And beneath the picture
An underscore to emphasize
Alberto drank a bottle of whiskey
And swallowed Vicodin
With each gulp.
7.5 weeks of “life”
Required some sort