Eating Poetry (XXXI) – “Poem #1”


Tirui Getekian is a student at West Los Angeles College. From the spring 2012 issue of West.

Poem #1

Sex is
Eating cheese
While jump-roping

Love is
Quickly square-dancing
While breathing ammonia

You are
The butterfly that accidentally flew under my step one summer afternoon
when I was young

I am
A wind-up doll
Headed towards the wall

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