Today's poem is by Nate Pritts
I would like to request a volunteer.
Please raise your hand
only if you area lovely singer
in possession of your own voice.
Please raise your hand only if your hand
is actually a sunflower. Some materials
will be supplied but others
you should bring from home. You must
have a home from which you can bring things.
I need help reconstructing these crayons
that broke in half after she told me
what I kept drawing wasn't right enough.
I have a thing for dinosaurs & lunar cities.
I was trapped in a mythical past; I was imagining
an improbable future.
I need you to bring me a really long saw because
I am going to put you in this box
& prove that I understand the finality
of separation. You're going to need
to bring some replacement parts
for the parts of you damaged in the performance.
I'm going to cover you with a sheet
& when you disappear you will need to yell
indicating to the congregation
that you are disappearing. Can you yell
frantically? I may need to say "I am in love with you"
but trust me: it's only temporary. When I snap
my fingers, you'll wake up & forget all of this.
Copyright © 2013 Nate Pritts All rights reserved
from Right Now More Than Ever
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