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November 16, 2010 \pm\30 5:03 pm

Dear person who was once in a pottery class with / sat on the sidelines of a soccer game with / may have been in the same doctor’s office waiting room as once / made eye contact with on the subway with / held the hair of while she vomited with / church picnicked with (once) / washed the car of / served a Coke and burger to / stole a lipstick from / heard Appetite For Destruction for the first time with / sold a car to /thought was ugly / stepped on the foot of accidentally and said “excuse me” / tried to talk to on an airplane but she was too busy reading W.B. Keckler / diagnosed with Strep / passed on the street / had for Secret Santa in Sixth Grade / pierced the ear of / sang “Yesterday” in chorus with / got to sloppy second with / lent a tissue to during Brokeback Mountain / “spotted” in Gymboree / hazed / rode a Greyhound from Des Moines to Naperville and made out with 20 years ago/ gave a Chinese character tattoo that doesn’t mean what it’s supposed to to to /sold weed to via a friend in the 60s / waited on line with at an Arby’s / was Bat Mitzvahed with /contracted head lice from / gave a bang trim to / bullied / changed the diaper of / opened an IRA for / cashiered two packs of Twizzlers and a pool float at Target for / once dated the cousin of…… a poet about to be published,

Have you ever been to a poetry reading?



P.S. I don’t care that you just had a baby.

  1. November 16, 2010 \pm\30 6:09 pm 6:09 pm

    Yay Broder.

    • November 16, 2010 \pm\30 9:46 pm 9:46 pm

      One thing I love about blogging here is that you can completely change a post five hours later and nobody yells at you.

  2. Jen permalink
    November 17, 2010 \am\30 11:19 am 11:19 am


  3. jayce permalink
    November 17, 2010 \pm\30 3:29 pm 3:29 pm


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