Lily Livered, YouMore Like This
So you heard rumors?
What kind? (They may be true).
Pretty soon someone's tanned,tough hands
Might claim what you put your foot down for
Once on a street trembling with subway rumbles.
So you've been wondering
In a way one wonders if
Anyone ever got toxic shock syndrome from a tampon
Or if anyone ever used oxygen masks that
Are supposed to come tumbling down most airplane ceilings.
Wondering with a detached but compulsive
Curiosity that recently overcast your deep forehead furrows
About what became of a fictive me.
In the midst of my ninth life.
Yes, all that you've heard might be true.
And if you want details
Consider the rapid reproductive capacities
Of packet switching, of restless binaries
I can send you stories and pictures
Faster than you blink those dark, enormous, firepit eyes
In pretend confusion.
© Debjani Chakravarty 2012