i can’t handle his best friend’s addiction

i want him to stop texting

stop answering the phone

i need a rest from pain entering

our apartment.

i use therapy words like



it even sounds like bullshit to me.

i just need a rest

only having my garden roses

surrounding me

my mother’s favorite

all planted for her.

she wanted to live and couldn’t.

he wants to die and can’t.



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adriana suriano

adriana suriano


i am a first generation italian-american who grew up in southern new jersey. Life is amazingly beautiful and devastating. Sometimes in the same day.