An Out of Body Bust

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A modern rendition of an archetype

Submitted: January 04, 2007

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An Out-of-Body Bust

 Reached for a cookiefrom a shelf—I never owned. Enclosed in a plain wrapper withwrinkled edges enticinglong fingers…Covertly walking the aisle in the guise of a cookie mule. Stopped by THE MAN reading the black air its rights.Someone stole a cookie worth $10,000  (not pesos amigo).Wondered what a ten-thousand dollar cookie tasted like? (turned away).Folded the cookie in half and—ATE IT.Turning back to—THE MAN—asked how a cookie could cost so much dough.A reply burns the air: The cookie has a special substance that stays IN-THE-BODYforever and can be traced.

 

Head pounding—

stumbled into the kitchen

in search for the coffee pot

steaming

its first breath while sun-eyes

play voyeur through the panes.


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