Wikipedia Poem, No. 386

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concept of consciousness 
          with 
man's inches
texts 

concept     an apple
that for some     
  emergence of blistering consciousness 
early criticism     with coddling moth
 
    based in the time 
an historic 
neuroscientific 
hypothesis earthen 

skin more     modifying
general mind 
employs  
  radical neuroscientific hypotheses 

trust 
for some emerges     crawling now 
from 
         these texts 

      counts what water claims 
      time of river 
neuroscientific hypothalmic earth misinterested 
consider that water has consciousness 

        in time 
     neurologists 
wormbeds 
       made     sweet

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.