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by Sherrie Talgeri

the world is a disaster movie

i watched this happening on tv last night

and now it’s just my life

i tell my children we are playing

pinball with the furniture in our house

that’s the game, we ricochet:

bookcase

coffee table

bookcase

fireplace

bookcase

bookcase

i liked that fireplace

bookcase

i liked that fireplace

until it killed my daughter

……………………………m i

…………………….n a

we wait for the tsu

forty eight minutes in (Chapter 14 Wall of Water)

our shins rot

like lilies in a vase

all i can think about is how i need to renew the books on my library card

or i’ll get fines

(everything is fine)