Cheating

the diet
I sneak

Wendy
into my

bedroom
after our

sugar-beers
the bouquet

in my house
grows sickly

 

(originally published in The Squawk Back, Fall 2017)

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Solipsism in the Universe of the Solipsist

my body is at war against my mind
the soldiers are pleased
they feed at a nearby Wendy’s
if my body the inherited god was a temple
it is no longer
and if I am the only existence I believe in
the war is warring against the concept of self
antibodies against anti-bodies
from one end of the universe
to the other
I am
I am no longer

 

(originally published in OVS Magazine, 2017)