Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Expired E-Possum

I found an expired possum
in my inbox
A dead person wants to be
my facebook friend
he’s liberated, so why
drag him back in?
Two nights ago I chased a dream
into my body pillow
and came up with it writhing-
neuron goo dumping
all over the sheets
I followed it into facebook:
it emerged as an unappreciated poke
wallowing in sorrow
To hear the atonal screams
of a tortured e-possum
is enough to turn me catholic again
I click “deny friend request”
and burrow a hole in my shag carpet
patiently anticipating the alarm
The sounds of industry whir and bang
to the west,
under the bed
a sleeping facebook snores for attention


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