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CRONK

 

 

 

 

 

from INTERRO-PORN
{for a split voice}
{consider reading with a Fran├žoise Hardy album}

 

 

 

I demanded my old man
be his own forecast of lace on the bridge in fog
a soft kind of shame
shame face
shame face caught in the rearview mirror

It was a rather vilifying possession of his body a contaminated skull mirror crack
The       being poured into time
And if YOU were in the room, what question would you ask us what ask say and always reading
a book just to stand up and die in village years

 

 

IN WHAT SELF-SWALLOWING HOLE DO YOU, NOW?

 

 

 

TO WHOM AM I NOW SPEAKING?
WHERE IS INTERROGATOR 1?
FOR WHOM DO YOU SPEAK?

 

 

 

WHOSE MOUTH DOES WEAR THESE STILLETO CHARMERS, HUH?

 

 

I hate for others to see my face as it appears in a mirror.

Olivia Cronk is the author of Louise and Louise and Louise (The Lettered Streets Press, 2016) and Skin Horse (Action Books, 2012), and co-edits The Journal Petra with Philip Sorenson.