LA | NY A Special Edition of The East Village

Carol Mirakove

parasite a pencil

the spatula-flattened tautology of indexes
	at the kiosk, queuing
		for a porcelain fishing pole
		& for anything with potential
	for how do you say 
	not a bad cook,
	bad consumer
			<<pass the food-on-a-stick please>>
	hard collapse  to come by
dear how
you breathe into a	 hyperextended vortex 
				& back again
		even the beverage containers 
		have gone resistant:
their terms				akin to the quote
"can we stop quoting"		pound already