- "It’s amazing that I always chop onion this way
and never cut myse—OUCH! DAMMIT!"
A red little mouth on my middle finger,
thin and deep, and it sings. I stifle it
with bunched tissue like a chloroform rag
but now there are splatters of crimson chorus
wet on the ears of the witness-fingers
and a muffled melody is seeping through
with steadily pulsing percussion.
- PARIS AND NICOLE CATFIGHT, PULL HAIR VICTORIA BECKHAM BALLOONS UP TO 125LBS JEN AND ANGELINA ESCAPE TO CARIBBEAN TOGETHER ADAM LAMBERT CONTRACTS SYPHILIS FROM ON-STAGE SIMULATED ORAL SEX RACHEL RAY CHALLENGES MARTHA STEWART TO COOK-OFF KANYE WEST CLIMBS ON STAGE AND SAYS SOMETHING MEAN TYRA BANKS TO TAKE OVER FOR OPRAH PENELOPE CRUZ BUYS UPPER LIP DANIELLE RADCLIFFE ATTACKS ROBERT PATTISON PEREZ AND PARIS ACTUALLY SAME HILTON STYLISTS ON STRIKE: FRIZZY HAIR PLAGUES L.A. MICHELLE OBAMA PICKS NOSE AMY WINEHOUSE SNORTS SALT BY MISTAKE JUSTIN BIEBER COMMANDS ARMY OF TWEEN GIRLS KEITH RICHARDS NOW ACTUALLY CORPSE FASHION POLICE ARREST PAULA ABDUL JOHN AND KATE REUNITE, SELL CHILDREN
- Beneath concrete buildings and clouded skies, strangers:
somber, smoky-eyed girl in grey dress shirts,
dusty old biddies with silver hair and drab sweaters,
men of chiseled stone in charcoal overcoats, distinguished
salt-and-pepper locks, iron in their gaze,
leading leaden lives.
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Photo by Roke
This poem explores three types of saturation, the second obviously being media saturation. So now I'm going to ask the age-old question about celebrities: Why, as a society, are we so obsessed with people we don't know and will likely never even meet?