|Arsenic Lobster poetry journal||
|How to end your emotional affair: Lorine Niedecker leaves advice for Lost & Found
Close your eyes and say the name “Celia”
till you picture their music together.
Whisper “unrequited love” while wearing your good wool coat.
Pace grocery store aisles in rain boots,
fingering soup cans, milk jugs, and other cool objects.
Remember the time
Timid little Wisconsin mouse.
No time for all these letters, sheesh.
Meet a house painter with one hand,
Imagine his command of those digits.
Bake whiskey cake with your eyes closed
The better to buzz you with, my dear.
Wear thick glasses
to see the world big and blue-eyed.
About Emilie Lindemann