A 12 story apartment building
3) Mr. Walters plants 42 tulip bulbs in a five foot by 7 foot rectangular garden every spring. Every day after the first day of spring, his dog, Paco, immediately digs up 30% of the flower bed. How many bulbs does Mr. Walters have to replant before he looks up and realizes he’s alone?
Around your 30th birthday
you will discover that your body
is not a temple.
It’s a den
full of predators.
And you’ll be trying
to make friends with them
the rest of your life.
Or, at least, trying to keep
them in a deep sleep
by sneaking quietly around
With Xanax and alcohol.
A young girl is systematically tearing the fur off her plastic pony leaving it a cheap looking black plastic mold of a pony. She is at the DMV, seated a row in front of me and four chairs to the left. The horse was chestnut roan with a black mane and tail. Her father keeps getting up from his chair and pacing around and her mother is reading something. The girl only has the head left to do, but it looks like it’s going to be hard because there are too many small contours to really get a good tear going.
Whenever anyone I love dies
One definition of loneliness
is learning that your favorite author,
the one you really understand,
the one you’re sure would’ve really gotten you,
the one that took your stupid happiness and your boring depression
and made you underline it — even put a star or exclamation point next to it —
killed himself because he decided it wasn’t worth it.
His death turned a great writer into just a dead body in an instant
but was recorded as approximately
between the middle of September and October
because no one called or came over.
He rotted in front of a window for weeks
until a police man found him.
Get out here! You want to go for a walk? You want to or not?
Don’t you dare pee there! Bad doggie!!! You’re not…you’re not….you’re not paying attention to your mom!
Mama says you’ve been a bad boy. Come on, Honey. We’ve got stuff to do out here.
Where are my fucking papers. I can’t fucking find anything. I HATE MY LIFE!!!
C’mon Sadie, Isis, Elmo; let’s get this over with.
You wanna spank? Mamma’s gonna spank her little girl. No barksies!
Holy cow! I gotta open all those packages….see what I ordered. Usual thing — I get all the presents, give ‘em away. Nobody gets me anything. Wow. C’mon, get in here, Sadie.
Sadie, quit! Someone’s going to end up with a big spanking. You know that, big boy? C’mon, let’s gosies.
Don’t stop at that corner cause I told you before, you’re going to get hurt. Fucking damn fool!
I’m in love with you.