Monday, January 19, 2009

The facts of life

I

Black Powder sounds like
the name of my favorite scooter.
"Tack Snowder"
Lovely.

Fool. I'd yell at you
more, but it's easier to
just light you on
fire. People say
things and they don't
even know how
angry I get
afterward.

I say things that
make me sound
unbelievably stupid.
And then you get a
feeling like you ate
too much.
I say that what I'm
writing is sort
of useless. That
no one ever
felt better for
having seen it.

How do you feel?
really. All the goddamn
keys are sticking.

I think, who actually
wants to read
this? I think, you
have never really
done anything, but
you're good at lying to
people.

Read "the guide to
getting it on" and
you'll see how out of
date it is.
Wear makeup and
you'll see how
out of date it is.

I read the entire
text in one
sitting, and was
shocked to discover
that fingers are
for Zen fucking!


II

I parked my car
near the

When I heard the
word "Airbus"
I thought of how
maybe in midair
one plane transfers
all of its passengers
to another plane.
that is the airbus.
and then the
original plane
heads back to base.

I walked home from
the helicopter crash
and thought of all my
French friends, but
couldn't remember their
names. Cuba, Cuba!

The lamp ray is my god
that's ugly. They call it vampire
and they kill it with sex.
I stick plants in the
microwave just to
make sure they
are dead.
the country dead are
harder to kill.

The country dead are
hiding under my home,
but if I keep the microwave
on at all times
I am safe.

III

Look here!
An ice sculpture
of ET, he looks
so well rested and
white.

What does this say about
us?

26 floors
burn to the
ground.
the blaze was
started by two
misbehaving rascal
puppies who are pictured
below in tank tops!

There is no guidance
for the believers and
they go crazy when the
devil doesn't show up.

There is this new way you
are writing.
I don't like it.
Goddamn, where did you
learn to type?
Talk to me on the
phone in a year
and we'll see how
you feel.

2 comments:

K. Silem Mohammad said...

Jennifer, this is so amazing I totally just stopped listening to whatever Obama was saying in his inaugural speech.

OK, I wasn't really listening that closely in the first place. But this is crazy good.

Michael said...

What a coincidence...when I was a kid, my favorite scooter's name was Tack Snowder! Or was it Fred? I can't really remember now but, anyway, great poem!