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THREE POEMS
BRANDON SCOTT GORRELL


DON'T FEEL LIKE I CAN MANEUVER THIS 'COPYING TAO LIN' PROBLEM ANY MORE

sort of feel like a plane is going to crash into myself right now

after receiving an email that was 'so sweet' i immediately felt really unhappy

the other day i imagined myself killing a bunch of bicycle cops with a semi-automatic assault rifle

i keep 'drifting off' when you talk to me, or when we're supposed to be having an emotional moment;

visualizing my mom's face while she's reading my book, or something

one time i patted you on the back

i immediately felt out-of-control and weird

seems like cops shouldn't ride around on bicycles

i'm trying to think of a metaphor or something, unrelated to cops on bicycles

just thought 'wwjd' then 'what would jesus do' then like, something about how to change the acronym into something funny and relevant, and then rejected the idea


JUST MAXIMIZED GMAIL, FELT REALLY BAD

just touched my hair

just looked at my cd shelf

just looked at my space heater

just looked at my cell phone, then an empty coffee mug, then my desk lamp, then my keys, then my checkbook, then an envelope addressed to me

damn

just touched my face


HAVE I ALIENATED MYSELF

'what did i do to deserve this'

have i alienated myself

trying to feel emotional right now

just thought about self-publishing a shitty poetry book for what feels like no real reason