Sunday, July 24, 2011

Julia Cohen's 1 + Scattered=Zero

Out of Print

Cover and inside art by Larry Lorca.


Everyone I Knew In High School Is Dead

The egg fell onto the flashlight’s head,
a sound colder than outer space. When you
have an accident with an already-dead object
I can’t finish my sentence. I swung a stomach
I wished for one of those strangle bracelets
Grades melted under the radiator like
a doll on behalf of itself. The itch
of washer-dryer tags. We rejected
blood clots, are we tidal waves in the library
I card cataloged you until I could forget
& then find you again in the index
My leaking house, come back out
of the cake basement


timruane24 said...

Wonderful, excellent poem.

timruane24 said...

Wonderful, excellent poem.

carrie hunter said...

Thank You for the comment, and for possibly being a real person.