Megan A. Volpert

 

 

 

how to read

 
one

the concierge will know
but there is no real concierge
and then no real

two

captain obvious inadvertently authorized a thursday
and so captain obvious eventually found himself
coated with a thin layer of artificial grape flavoring

three

the location of then
the book then
the then process
but then sleepiness
and garlic

four

consequently a miniature polar bear playing dodge ball
used a house built of legos against a blue footed penguin
where they would occasionally stop to reform the house

five

the liminal edge of empathy
the accomplice
split into openness
avocado of the unconscious
but then collective unconsciousness
bleu cheese dressing
always there
no one ordering

six

the letter of recommendation
if surrealism is genuinely what is meant
for god's sake
do not say so

seven

the font of epistemological youth
but then no pennies

eight

frequent small meals
eyewitness accounts
paperclip catastrophes
unleavened self-worth
best wishes
but then fish hooks
tin prose bucket
how big it was
how big was it
how was it big
flattering heels
flattening heels
in translation
in progress
in paint

nine

speech
act
who are these
people

ten

and so forth

 

 


weaknesses


slight tendency toward dandruff
inability to distinguish latvia from lithuania

fondness of the color orange
does not consider parallel parking an art form

flushed two mostly alive cockroaches
willingness to leave toothpaste flecks on mirror

cannot decipher magic eye posters
propensity for whistling at inappropriate moments

marmoset
right handed