from “pointing at the window while asking for the door”

Joe Nicholas

if only this mouth in the ceiling could lick up its drool

no  /  this is not stardust  /  this is an attempt

at sanity  /   do you ever wonder

if we’re already doomed  /  i do

so often it hurts

if i had a nickel for every time  /  i would give you

all of them

if i had the time to build a steamboat

i would spend it in the garden


Joe Nicholas (AKA Dirty 4 String Orchestra) is a canary breeder and author of Street Monk (Bottlecap Press 2015). Their work can be found or is forthcoming in alien mouth, Be About It, Fog Machine, Reality Beach, Souvenir Lit and other wonderful publications.

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