Wednesday, November 30, 2011

If It Hurts When You Press On It

The cat tries to explain hunger
to a bowl of milk. The talking doll

stutters the word friend.

A young boy rides his bicycle
into a tree, back-pedals,

and does it again.
The mechanical bull

just needs some alone time,
says the psychologist

to the woman with bruised
inner thighs. Garbage trucks

full of cherries head for the river.

Line dancers misstep and collide, forget
how to dance without touching.