Tuesday, May 26, 2009

 "I the broken plastic Snoopy swing sit
  in the garbage, I was once a source 
  of pleasure for about five minutes
  but I didn't last long. I got broken.
  Why? that's why.

  I, the thing that the donuts go on,
  am a yellow cone called I don't know
  I got unscrewed from my base & found I was used
  as a drinking cup by children
  because I was hollow.

  I am loud, I am the radio
  that plays "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head."
  The rain and the rainbow & the one sleeping
  with the frog are on me and the one sleeping with
  the other girls sharing yellow are on me.
  I was stolen from a playgroup in Massachusetts
  and have lasted a long time. I have notes on me."

  excerpt from Toy Epigrams, by Bernadette Mayer

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