May 19, 2009


Why can't you realize?
Just what you have done to me.

Maybe you'll realize
What you've done if you can see.

Maura tell lies
and I realize

Giving rise
To your demise.

You don't realize
When he's gone you won't have me.

claire audrey gallagher (Fresno, CA, 1991)

May 13, 2009

the world's worst day

say one day a giant thumb
hovers over covers the sky
crushes you
with no mercy

well that's what happened to the bug
crawling on my wall today
now a barely noticeable stain
against the already stained wall

outside it pours
inside it leaks
constant drilling
this surely looks like the world's worst day

not for the bug
cause she is not among us anymore
(yes, it was a she, I can attest)
I mean, for me, the world's worst day

overcast weather makes elmo sad
a giant thumb in the sky crushing everybody
thin spiky rain, no mercy
another bug crawls and I'm on my way to the bus stop

eddie modernell (Ann Arbor, MI, 1984)