October 2010

Wife’s Job at the Perpetual Alps Factory

a new poem

by Sandra Simonds
I work in the BLACK HOLE wing outside Bern (on a machine
that looks like a spinning jenny) placing umlauts over

the ‘a’s in war to turn them to ‘were which is why we who war
translate German into we were. I’m all for planetary annihilation,

all for pulling the big red umlaut-lever
down to make the final BLACK HOLE. Don’t like your house?

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Sandra Simonds has a PhD in Literature from Florida State University, where she teaches creative writing. Her first book of poetry, Warsaw Bikini, was published by Bloof Books in 2008.

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