by Ed Higgins
minotaur shit on your tongue
smokestacks dumping acid rain on your already thinning hair
your eyelashes pinned in upside down, backward
you give wrong shaving directions to the mirror
your brain's a wingless duck migrating east
for lunch you eat the paper bag
full unblinking knowledge of yourself
the Milky Way curdled
your cat unrolls both toilet paper rolls
Escher frogs up & down your legs
Monday wants to be January, or July, anything
old regrets text-message you, urgently: let's do lunch today
bees up your nose building comb
your brain a Red-cockaded woodpecker pecking to get out
your smile a yellow Disney scarf with dwarfs
one eye a 20 lb. yam the other an over-ripe avocado
a small orange dog urinates on your toothbrush
Canadian thistle blooming in your colon
your saliva is once again formaldehyde gravy
all life's explanations ooze of pinkeye, incurable
two cups of coffee later
many days are none of these.
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Recently rediscovered this in a file of old stuff. Published ages ago in Clockwise Cat.
No idea what inspired it: a bad day maybe!