Bite-Sized Life

Chop Suey Poems

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

The man unfolds his rotating food tray

in front of the bathroom mirror. He blinks

and sees medium green

iceberg lettuce in front of Tarzan.

Tarzan wears a black tie suit

and a Berkeley tie dye tee, reads

a Golden Book about an Albanian goat

in a prom dress made from patterned

duct tape. The goat looks like one

the man tattooed on his chest

after he drank warm motor oil

with Jagermeister last December,

except the one in the book is upside down.

                                                                        Priscilla Lee