Josh Fernandez

Rookie (5/31/1795 / Denver, CO)

Josh Fernandez Poems

1. Simple 11/18/2006
Best Poem of Josh Fernandez

Simple

He sits quietly
watching
as his teacher
demonstrates the simplicity
of quadratic formulas.
The boy reaches
around his own head, gently
unhooking it
from his neck,
removes his left arm,
unzips himself
from his body, and calmly
sets his fleshy parts,
one by one,
before him on the desk.
He moves apart his ribs,
plucks a rusted knife
from where his heart should be
and flings it
toward the open window.

The teacher:
a) puts down his chalk
b) throws his book to the floor
c) sits in his chair
d) ...

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