Tatiana Louder | Tableau for One

There are only four
total hours
You need to be inside.
Past sunset,
Deep in the dark, folks
are still taking evening walks.

10 or 11, you could be another one
on the way
to the club.
Round midnight.
The outdoors wears on you–
Youve been on the train all day.
Places are closed, so are their restrooms.

Cinderella would be home now.
Nothing good happens past 2 am.
You wouldnt dare the witching hour alone.

A meal, a coffee,
A soda, sympathy.
Recipe for home.

Tatiana Caress Louder is an L.A.-based writer and actor from Las Vegas. You might have seen her in the Griffith Park Shakespeare Festival, or walking a helluva lot of dogs in an ad for cellphone service. She is currently finishing her journalism degree at Santa Monica College. She will be playing Malcolm in a gallery production of Macbeth this August at ArtShare LA.

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