A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
What’s my name? Are you from a movie Are you an animal, are you a pretend person, are you a dog, what color is your fur Is your friend Doug, are you a rugrat Are you from a book, do you wear a hat
What’s my name, I divedI have a baby, this is my head
At the restaurant a polite inquiry produces terrible news sad family news, I am eating these fresh-tasting pickles Maybe you call them bread-and-butter pickles Jane has a purple crayon What are YOU?
On the other hand she only has what you had, so that’s nothing to worry about
I am looking down & eating those fresh-tasting pickles and looking at your scar and remembering the examining room and the doctor saying well a biopsy, it’s like a table of contents not a whole book Are you from a book
I am looking up from my phone hashtag fitfam hashtag blessedAre you a pretend person Am I, I have a baby, this is my
nothing to worry about, the smart thing as everyone knows is to stop asking questions