Post-It Note Dissection: Present and Future

don’t forget,

 

the directions to nowhere

white paper sits still in the corner

black ink still in the printer

phone set on dildo

cigarettes

lottery tickets that never won

if four men build a wall in an hour

how long

does it take five men to build a wall in an hour

0.31

7/16,

 

don’t forget,

 

genius

and

retardation

walk hand and hand on the endless concrete

that

strapping young lads

eat

loads of botched

snakes and acid rain induced cows

swans are sex fiends

and

the heroin in my bathtub

is a growing joke and the death

of filthy janitors

scratch 366 into the painted signs,

 

don’t forget,

 

400 days

go from half divided by 333 and 259

the discourse before the exile

winter rituals

alienation

kleptomania

and

verbal discharge

uploading

tits and cervical vertebrae,

 

don’t forget,

 

credit cards

toilet seats

fake dog shit

yellow circles and blue squares

primary numbers written

never

dialed

you don’t understand Peggy

you’re right

 

I don’t

life has been paid in full.

Brett Stout

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About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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