Bite-Sized Life

Chop Suey Poems

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Material Girl

During one manic phase, I captured

a wild sanguinaccio with hairy arms and legs.

The sanguinaccio had tried to jump

on to an exploding freight train like Keanu Reeves

would have done, but fell under the train wheels.

I couldn't leave it on the track squashed

and mangled without horseradish mustard

so I took the sanguinaccio home

and taught it how to do my laundry.

                                                                        Priscilla Lee