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[ time in the veins of someone who turns eggs for a living ]
by Jennifer Watman
from Columbia Poetry Review no. 19
everyday i stand up and the world s yess to me ; sit down!
there’res no room for you’her fcking nothing.
but i da now!
i say i am!
i am and that must b other people who feel.
otherwise there’d be no no thing s.
gertrude can you here me >
can you hear me?
there s cobwebs n the creases f the concrete >
i’m frayed you’ve been painfully misunderstood.