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Hoa Nguyen

What if I ate too much food there being
not enough money immigranty
and save all the ketchup
packets George
Carlin record on the record player
of how many ways to curseand they
are all funny

(small brown bird with a black
neck and a beak full of fluff for a nest)

The old joke: “How many feet
do you have?” instead of
“How tall are you?”

This looks like joya joke
who looked at you and laughed

Look at the map upside down so that south
is north and north is south
it’s the other
way around because it’s the commonly agreed to
thing (visual language of the colonizer) or
snowful awful tearful wishful

from the book A THOUSAND TIMES YOU LOSE YOUR TREASURE / Wave Books
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