Aug 25, 2009

Fourteen, E.Duffy

By Emily Duffy

number 14
cue ball
cue ball
no significance whatsoever

what if my head exploded?
…not figuratively

what if I sat down here
in this place
until I forgot how
to interact with people

styrofoam blocks stretch to the ceiling
to the sky
when I try to climb they digress, compress
they’re not as tall as they seem

that looks like blood on the wall
but it’s paint on the wall, actually
blue blood, red blood purple
these blue jeans have holes in them
it’s ok.

my name and your name
is the same name
and we play the same game

but you’re winning