According to Adrienne Rich
that I don’t want to name
like the space between size 4 and
or between the bars at the
or explaining the space bar
to a man who was sentenced to twenty-five years
when he was only
excusing something for something else,
it’s a placeholder,
Monday or Tuesday, this job that pays the bills
instead of this job that fills the day
and sun between leaves.
I swear on the Bible and lie:
He didn’t hit me
I am innocent
It was an accident
Let’s make it simple,
That’s real genius.
It’s a quote I’m sure you read somewhere
that isn’t actually where you really found it.
a sundried shade off from original
after not changing places for too long a time.
U got to flip it over after half a hour,
According to Adrienne Rich,
“Lies are usually attempts to
make everything simpler—for the liar—than it really is,
or ought to be.”
But what does it mean to be full?
Rich claims fulfillment comes
from the struggle to understand the
complexity and fecundity
Fulfillment and being full.
The letter U is a shitty
way to feel empty.
Are geniuses filled up?
want to be a genius?
Genius, tell me elegant lines of
complexity and fecundity,
tell them straight,
like the stripes that outline one space
to the next. U with this box
and leaving it out in the rain,
and me with this space
in the .
Is that a lie too?
Would U agree with that?
Would U call yourself an expert,
an authority even?
The subjunctive mood is a lever wedged in the criminal justice system
that makes the door
did U not see what happened?
Did U not see where this was always
Come on, genius.
Read between the