Register Wednesday | June 26 | 2019

The tummy-flat girls . . .

Morning Glories: Poems to kick-start your working day

The tummy-flat girls will not embrace feminism. Will not consider ecology or philosophy anything more than a brand name. They are not worried about the environment, a luxury for another generation. A pre-bubble bursting time. They are so done with all that. They are so over it. They are so Whatever.  They are so Yeah, yeah, yeah. They are so She's so uptight. They are so She's such a nightmare. They are so Bummer. They are so bored. They have so little time for that. They are so done with earnest. They are so PC is a university credit. They are so I wanna sit on his face. They are so I want to give head where I want when I want. They are so Isn't sexism sexy? They are so Boys are just built like that. They are so Being gay is passé. They are so How could you be so mean? They are so What planet are you from? They are so done with the whiny girls. They are so done with political messages. They are so past any need to protest. They are so What's your problem? They are so We're fine with the way things are. They are so That's just the way it is. They are so Get over it. They are so Accept it. They are so Anger is so uncool. They are so Move out our way rigid one, and let the beautiful ones sing.

From Lemon Hound, by Sina Queyras
( Coach House Books)