Jennifer Rostock U.S.
Haarspray

The television immerses the room in a glimmering blue light
my finger on the dining table draws a heart in the layer of dust
and you
look away wearily, I look on

The water in the vase – stale and unclear
discussions wilt, because every word is vulnerable
eh-eh
pour out another one, Chardonnay

You say we need more time with each other, time with each other
you say we’re too far apart from each other, apart from each other
I don’t think that’s right

We just need a bit of hairspray
we just need a bit of hairspray
we just need a bit of hairspray
to fix the flowers, to freeze the moment

We just need a bit of hairspray
we just need a bit of hairspray
we just need a bit of hairspray
and a half-empty wine glass is better than no glass

You have gunshot residue on your lips, that just stay open wide
can see the bullet coming at me in slow motion
man, eh-eh
why are you hurting me?

The plates are cracking, the wallpaper yellowing
worn curtains, our still life won’t hold
much longer
but I’m tearing us both apart

We just need a bit of hairspray …