Bite-Sized Life

Chop Suey Poems

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The cross-eyed black Siamese

wears a maternity cocktail dress

and hooded cloak with ruffles

inspired by Anais Nin.

She is the cat of deserted

lounge music and caviar,

feeding fish oil and nightmares

to psychoactive sea monkeys

with teeth. She, anonymous

in skyscraper heels

and bottomless glasses

of apples and bourbon,

makes drunks go bad,

their financées so embarrassed

they leave with depressed men

in vibrant suits.

                                                                        Priscilla Lee