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"I Didn't Change My Number" • Billie Eilish (by Christian Garduno)


If you’re still out there

I hope it worked for you

just wanted to let you know

I forgive you for leaving


You wouldn’t want me to tell you about her

I already know what you would say

but just between me and you, y’know

it was all a bit of Monroe & Bardot


Umbrellas in the shadows of the Moon

starving but we have Dylan for breakfast

wondering if you’re really part of the show

it’s a wonder we didn’t catch fire ourselves


Our skins rattled off like another sunrise

re-charging your blind eye

your dreams got indignant

the wolves are panting at your pant-leg


We see our reflection in the stone

I’ll be on the Left Bank

only he, she, and God knows

and two of them are Dead



Christian Garduno’s work can be read in over 100 literary magazines. He is the recipient of the 2019 national Willie Morris Award for Southern Poetry, a Finalist in the 2020-2021 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Writing Contest, and a Finalist in the 2021 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize. He lives and writes along the South Texas coast with his wonderful wife Nahemie and young son Dylan.

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