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CORPORATE AMERICA

 

 
they call it “to be polite”
“be polite and smile”
do the small talk
all that you can find in hardbound
tell aged anecdotes and
don’t go outside with a black eye
show concern about your health
show concern suspect everyone

just the other day
I lit a cigarette as I
exited the liquor store
carrying a plastic bag
with a pint of Jack

girl in her mid-twenties
came up to me and said
—because you smoke
you gonna have cancer and
soon you will die

I looked down at her
5’1’’ white ugly bitch
hair dyed blonde
bitten fingernails and
unshaved legs

I replied
—your problem is that
you haven’t been fucked for
a long time
do yourself and
everyone a favor: fuck someone

she stood there
scratching her
elbow as I
walked
away

here’s the problem
with America—
very few fuck
and no one makes love
anymore



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