two poems by parker tettleton

Hang A Kite Next To Your Window

I’m no minute like the next. There are breasts & there are pillows, some resounding asshole in the dark of a backed-up closet, a shower full of unfulfilled scrapbooks. I like the way you looked sad. No one’s happy I remember.
 
 
Home Isn’t Chess

Girl #0 is actually Jenna Jameson. She laughs when my boxers fall in the toilet. She coughs when my balls hurt. I reach for the soap & find none. I step to the shower & fall in. God is a box of Dial.
 
 
Parker Tettleton‘s work is featured in &/or forthcoming from Gargoyle, elimae, Spittoon, Secret Journal, Word Riot, & Precipitate, among others. His chapbook SAME OPPOSITE is available from Thunderclap! Press. The third sentence is more like a link.

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