A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I Took the Shortcut

And the sky let me see straight through it.
Infinity giggled, sphinxy.

It was like,
Honey, grandpa is sleeping forever.

Forever's what I must be hungry for
when I've crossed off salt & sugar & sex.

I found my craving underneath a rock,
time capsule of I want I want I want.

I swallowed it with a suicide. I went down the line,
pressed the lever for every carbonated sugar water.

I was through the roof, banned in school.
Left with

aspartame horizon, spilling in furls,
blunt in its come-ons.