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new year's eve

to take my mind off things i went to a party
where, i figured, there would be plenty of ice.

there was, and also a sea of rum
in a large ceramic mixing bowl.
which i couldn’t manage to drink.
it was something about the molasses
or the guy standing next to the bowl
stabbing one of those wind-up alarm clocks
repeatedly.

then i met a man who claimed he was his identical twin
but changed the subject when I pressed him
for proper documentation.

i found my way into a room
marked ‘7 minutes in hevn’
where everyone was on their hands and feet
walking sideways
like crabs.

later, while climbing the stairs
for the same reason people climb mountains
she came up from behind,
close, and associated
with very few words.

we stood on the roof and surveyed all the buildings
with incomplete tops
and elaborate lighting displays
about dreidels
and the night all the first-born sons got lost.

i said to her
you should know,
i am the kind of guy who answers the phone on the first ring
sixty percent of the time.
and, more often than not,
i wake up with an erection
regardless of what i have been dreaming of.

she asked me why no one thought
to make pancakes,
and i had no immediate answer for her.

6 comments:

Len said...

"she asked me why no one thought/
to make pancakes,/
and i had no immediate answer for her."
you left out "me"

sasha fletcher said...

i'm confused.

R Hube said...

I don't know if the me actually matters in this case? It's implied I think...

sasha fletcher said...

do you mean make ME pancakes?
because that isn't how it's supposed to read at all

where is the me i am missing?

Len said...

"she asked me why no one thought/
[me] to make pancakes,/
and i had no immediate answer for her."
is how i thought it was supposed to go

Len said...

oh, thought! I had been reading that word at taught the whole time. That's why I thought it should say me. Okay, I'm a dumb ass.

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