Denise Duhamel Poems
|4.||Delta Flight 659||12/23/2011|
|5.||Sex With A Famous Poet||12/23/2011|
|14.||On Being Born The Same Exact Day Of The Same Exact Year As Boy George||1/13/2003|
|15.||Snow White's Acne||1/13/2003|
In the 5th century B.C.
an Indian philosopher
Gautama teaches 'All is emptiness'
and 'There is no self.'
In the 20th century A.D.
Barbie agrees, but wonders how a man
with such a belly could pose,
smiling, and without a shirt.
is what we called her. The story was
that her father had thrown Drano at her
which was probably true, given the way she slouched
through fifth grade, afraid of the world, recess
especially. She had acne scars
before she had acne—poxs and dips
and bright red patches.
I don't remember
any report in the papers. I don't remember