Thursday, June 23, 2011


My abdomen looks like the Elephant Man's head,
twisted, lumpy, scarred, asymmetrical

The autistic guy jumps from the roof,
returns and asks for chicken breasts

I talk calmly to him about the Giraffe and the Octopus,
of things dangerous and things disobedient

There must be some order to this,
something I can make sense of.

About Shawn Misener:
Shawn Misener lives and writes in Michigan.  He is the author of the chapbook Dry Humping a Fire Hydrant and the upcoming full-length volume God Sheds His Gravy On Thee.  He is also the founder and editor of the online zine Clutching at Straws

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