Capital City Dream Opera

This town is overpopulated
by weeble-wobbles and beanpoles
lesbian poets and straight strippers
day-glo starfish and black ferrets
stuffed into a tiny ziploc
and crammed between the cottage cheese
and gelled raspberry preserves

I sprayed red ink over the underpass
held tight to my skin
took in the yeastified air
next to the smokestacks made of wheat bread

Don’t stray too far from the center
or prepare to face the unconscious wrath
of the pink semi trucks
and the stone waffles-
the silhouettes of men
crushing iron under their fists-
sparks continual in the atmosphere

This poem appears in Haggard & Halloo, August 15th, 2007

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Capital City Dream Opera

  1. Ha ha ha lesbian poets and straight strippers made me laugh. Nice writing

  2. lesbian poets come hither..

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