Bite-Sized Life

Chop Suey Poems

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Holy Stubbornness

Your dentist

is Iggy Pop

in a floral Hungarian

peasant dress

with heavy 3-day

stubble that didn’t grow

in evenly. Iggy screams

at you like

a hairy armadillo


to outer Siberia.

Iggy ate too much

Moo Goo Gai Pan

at Fu King Restaurant

last night.

Your optimism

lands on the endangered-

species list like sellers

of beanie babies

on eBay.

Iggy wants to yank

out your tonsils

with crimping pliers.

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