Hey! My very talented friend Jessica Piazza has a book of poetry coming out with Red Hen Press, and you can preorder it now if you click the link!
If you want a taste of the book, here’s a little excerpt to get you excited.
Love of things that falsely represent a sentient being
You married a marionette for the lumbering way
that she succumbs to teeth. You saw; she sways
and says okay. And she admires the daze
you move in, hydroplaning days away:
exultant accidents. Instead of me,
a blissful wooden girl; a wooden knee
submitted for exhibit. Deadened trees:
the shelter you inhabit. And didn’t we
expect it, eking out animatronic
epochs on the sofa? Both electric—
me with boredom; you ran programs: tricks
for trenchant eyes. Disguised, the lists you ticked
led straight to this. Your love nest: nuts and bolts,
no musts. No lust. No faults, and no one’s fault.
Oh, and there’s a great video interpretation of that poem if you’re the type who likes to watch.