Wikipedia Poem, No. 182

 

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“If only your arms were green, you could have two small lawns!” Ron Padgett

 

          i’ve 
   been 
in here i don’t fit in 
new 
       york 
took me about a week i don’t know 
          where 
         i don’t see people 
        and occasionally fail 
as 
     a 
      person because i 
don’t 
see people who are 
obsessed by 
       their 
lives are 
    like i don’t fit 
    in 
here i don’t 
know i don’t 
    know 
where i 
had totally failed 
as a person because
        i had to 
recover from 
the delusion i failed as a person because 
i don’t know where i had my 
photo taken 
i don’t know where 
      i don’t 
        see people who are like i don’t know i 
         don’t see people and 
         it took 
   me about about a 
week i don’t 
         see people who are like i don’t 
         see 
      people

Sources: 
Moshfegh, Ottessa, and Kristine McKenna. Certain Age. 
   Harper’s Magazine Foundation, May 2016. Web. 27 Apr. 2016.
Padgett, Ron. "Survivor Guilt." Best American Poetry 2015. 
   Eds. Sherman Alexie and David Lehman. New York: Scribner, 2015. 106-107. Print.

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