My Muse

is thinking about 
all of the possible 
ways to write a poem,
but it’s always 
a losing argument.
Someone pees in the 
pool. Someone has 
a belly ache. Someone
breaks their foot
on the cement. Someone
drowns.

— PANK
 — forthcoming, No Surrender
 — (Penguin, 2018)
 — anthologized, Best of the Net
 — (2017)

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