Vassar Student Review

Vassar Student Review

Live Lobster

By Ben Bequette

Pianos bluntly wandering down aisles with unrolling intentions
Repeats skip-skip-skipping on dirty water- collectives uncurling
Jawstrings and drumstones snapping
Paperbands and rulers who are too taxing
Gentle goodbyes and forwarn lornings
Corpsy chords clutching eggs in oyster shells
Yolks running half-marathons from the necks of oxen
Greeks unfolding origami on Normandy beaches
Yellowfin and wallface cutlets, redbread in circles
Scissor parts handles leads or leeds or leads or leashes
Brushes cutting both ways
Roaring separation of paper from other paper that flips pils nils nil O
Gift-wrapping station
Yellow bow
Bows that unfold people like china bulls and papal bulls and hot wax pressed into the skin
Mottled Frisian stomachs with anvils like gall pebbles, pork on the stove (my face) smelling like piss (my face again)
French tastes in shallow seas, housing projects, foundational myths, postlapsarian afterbirth swimming pools
Top tip of the mixed-up god tower global bubble Manhattans that never fall down
Bubbles in the saucepan, pane of window like pregnant men
No escapes
No removes
Beluga whale with throat cancer balatine balenciagas Balotelli loves it on the glass table
Basking fish bakes himself on tanning bed
Bass line loves ecstacy, six fingers turn loving when the mini-golf windmill falls down
Basically basuda drakes with Nigel Farage drink in hand, swerving at the bar
Bondsmen and Bond grappling fully clothed in the steamroom
Cedarpines chairsitdowns
Circle skylights on minimalist chandeliers of fire alarms and jungle gyms
Pushups on the jaguar’s back, situps with the ocelot
Costs a lot to be there, costs a lot to live
Delivery service brings back dish asked for in Lebanese in Genovese hardware JavaScript design mug, porcelain stain on titanium sneakers, Goya cologne and Frankfurt bombing smell, department secret department store fire conflagration scandal coverup scandal (tragedy) disease not gotten
French flight attendant of true mortality striking blow for blow for blow for blow with snakeless spines in lizard manes and polar bear capes
Chimpanzees at anthole Nasdaq with big stick screaming
Crossed viaducts in airvents and elevatrices and ways out that too big are not for heros our, hero sandwich in hand like islands farway from rock aways from rock two thirds from son
Rockefeller missing in macy’s arms like forgiven startup job cancer scare malignance averted turmeric
Bloody cheeks add bared hearts, then you make for two
Broken bones that are just bones, bones really and alonely
Just bones
Real bones
Teeth stretched out across eras, Minogue to Spears to Swords to Bronze to Mesozoic to Mesa to full table to watershed finances, highlands in present days, not so might now and again
Baryshnikov botulism in gourmet spam can fruits in suspended juice like democracy dates julie ates juliennes at dinner party paris 1960 something different entirely
Soul food in our lie, their lie, my lie
Two saucers, two bowls, two cups, two sets, couple parties, one kid, one tv, couple pigeons in the square outside
Squares and rectangles on walls like cleats on shoes poking holes in narratives, voting with et cetera and Ctulhu contraption non-negotionable notaries
benighted Baked eggs running full marathons like Greeks in broken city states copied from Ur
Pianos doing jogs in halfway markets like little lions
Celtic tabby purrs, sips cyanide milk from massive glass
Blue party straw
Lots of twists and turns   

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