Arsenic Lobster poetry journal Issue Thirty-six
Winter 2014
 
How to end your emotional affair: Lorine Niedecker leaves advice for Lost & Found
Emilie Lindemann

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.

And

           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

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