anne sexton

today at work a woman offered me free chicken

and I felt a sensation close to the reverberation

someone might experience if they heard a large sound through their leg

I am in bed now; this room is at fault for that

later you can fuck me in my town’s public garden

because, I know now: it’s fun to eat the bible

lack of control can control something quiet

About Emily Carney

Emily Carney (b. 1992) lives in Connecticut. She has been published in Poetry Magazine and Rookie Mag, and tweets @emily_carney_.

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