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Ode to a Microphone

This is about singing into a brush
with synthetic hair tangled in its bristles
in front of a spit-spotted mirror in a bathroom
where every song is your song and roaches
break-dance in slow motion when they’re caught
in the blink and the buzz of the dying
fluorescent light while your hand wriggles electric,
trying to brush, gargle, and rinse in the click
and the three second pause while the CD player
shuffles to the next disc. Do it all wet and naked
if this is about a broken broom stick, the handle
of a ratty mop, an unwrapped tampon, a remote control,
a black tennis shoe, an ink pen, a wire hanger, a dead light bulb,
a can of mousse, a freshly shaven bald head, my fist,
your fist, or anyone’s.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781936919109
Publisher:
YesYes Books
Language:
English

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Fiction and Poetry » Small Press » Featured Titles
Fiction and Poetry » Small Press » Poetry

Pepper Girl
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Product details pages YesYes Books - English 9781936919109 Reviews:
"Review" by , Pepper Girl is a new chapbook by Jonterri Gadson, who, incidentally, is quite charming on Twitter. I just got the book in the mail today and didn’t intend to read the whole thing tonight, but I couldn’t stop myself. The poems are funny and thoughtful, serious but playful. One will lull you into an amused sense of safety with its humor and sound, and the next will punch you in the gut.

-Sacha Siskonen, The Saskatchewan Review
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