Two Poems by Parker Tettleton

I’m Somewhere Has An Apostrophe

It’s honest to feel anything but. I’m older every day, younger every year. There’s beer in our mouths and smiles are pilgrim as fuck. It’s midnight when I can look my teeth in the mirror.


Hands In Lapse

I smoke in the shower, someones in my sleep I drink. That’s not to say ass. The third sentence does the splits in the disposal. We’re less forty steps when I pay to drop you off. It’s a birthday party. It’s your birthday party. Surprise nothing.


Parker Tettleton is a Leo, a vegan, a resident of Portland, Oregon. He is also the author of the grocery-shopping-themed collection Greens (Thunderclap Press, 2012) as well as the chapbooks Same Opposite (Thunderclap Press, 2010) and Ours Mine Yours (Pity Milk Press, 2014). More or less:

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