that is not a bird that is a large dark area it is the same thing as your head when I do your head in silhouette there could be a nation that outlawed the profile or only thought of outlines from the front it is the same as your imaginary life you have just given your concession speech bravely to a small crowd of supporters they could be thinking anything and arenít you canít tell a large dark area to give up everything is possible and not happening to me in this plausible room despite the five thousand ways you might reach me the phone is not ringing it could be it is not I elect to see but one thing at a time one broken toe one gone-bad sausage I could possess a freakish lack of power like I could be a puncture but instead I am a vice it all goes on without or else beside me like in this version of the world there is no gold
LA PETITE ZINE 24 ∑ EMOTIONAL RESCUE
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Heather Christle is the author of THE DIFFICULT FARM (Octopus 2009), a chapbook: THE SEASIDE!(Minutes Books 2010), and VERY FUNNY (Octopus 2011). She teaches poetry at Emory University, where she is a Creative Writing Fellow. More information is at heatherchristle.blogspot.com.