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Pain Exhibit

Your cornflakes are soggy
Welcome to America


Cute as Hell

I wanted to kick this day in the shins,
but it coughed up a blessing
that almost broke me.
I know god is real because persimmons exist.
I’m rife with tenderness
but if a poem does not corrode,
I don’t want it.


Defense Against the Dark Arts

The painting is called “Girl on a Swing”
The painting is three thick smears of red paint
The painting is called “Girl on a Swing”


Her Errant

I’m looking for a noose
I’m asking for a friend
Even angels are lazy now
They prefer escalators over stairs
Candor bores them
This is why they like me.


image: Hayes Hoey