Lili Gourley

anatomy of a drunk record

everlasting rounds,

mountains that create

breathable noise.

we listen when we’re

drunk, when our

minds are no longer

ours to control.

repeated scratching

makes me dance,

divine unconsciousness,

we pull out another record

when all that’s left

of the last is


I groan when the

noise stops,

never stop,

never stop.

I sink into corduroy


sit by me

so I know the

world isn’t truly


Lili Gourley is a young writer, graduating Monroe Community College with an Associates in creative writing. She focuses on poetry and short fiction, often drawing inspiration and titles for her work from music and nature. She has been published in ANGLES and Gandy Dancer and intends to publish more of her poetry in the future.