Sonnet (29)

To drag one’s razed cesarean stories
it is fresh, it is not picked over
a family of unlikable women
i was just verifying what we
were having for lunch today
a crackling of meridian points
like watching a yellow duckie race
i wear their food all over my clothes
shopping for more lifestyle items
you can only play with squirt guns
in the backyard never the frontyard
i may be saying the same thing again
looks like it’s going to snow today
looks like it’s going to rain today

nikki-wNikki Wallschlaeger’s work recently has been featured in Storyscape JournalDusieQuaint MagazineFanzineElective Affinities, & others. She is the author of the chapbook I Would Be the Happiest Bird (Horseless Press) and her first full-length book of poems, Houses, also from Horseless Press in 2015. Her graphic chapbook I Hate Telling You How I Really Feel is forthcoming from Bloof books. You can reach her at her website.

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