Arsenic Lobster poetry journal Issue Twenty-nine
Summer 2012
 
RECENTLY I’VE BEEN OBSESSED WITH READING LISTS OF NEVADA BROTHELS STILL UNDER OPERATION
Joseph Goosey

The cat sings as though somebody’s ripping out her sinew
I know this isn’t true I keep her
in front of me at all times
I’m a very strict parent
and the feeling my cat must have
must be the same as teenagers
when they’ve just jerked
onto the company carpet
but forget to piss first
so now it’s like they constantly must
and every time they head to the bathroom
they stare
at empty water
like in Jaws III
we’re very tense
in each aspect illustrated

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