A Noose of Injection Molded Plastic

A Noose of Injection Molded Plastic
by shawn misener
He trudged home from work
and stuffed his magic under the couch
where soon a moldy rainbow would emerge
spreading cocaine and kool-aid sprinkles
across the avocado shag carpet
He sat there under the influence of darvocet dreams
lacing together words with boogers and spit
while his children experimented with motion sensors
and his wife re-invented herself in lavender dresses
He watched supermarkets explode in pink flames
vanity dolls and mini plastic pets impaling innocent people
and he pissed cheap coffee into a tin can and sipped it intently
thinking: If I punish myself today
there will be no room for anybody else to hurt me tomorrow
He slapped the top of the television when it flickered
and marveled as the hounds ran off with the rabbit ears
while gently through the digital fuzz a bearded mouth
threatened to kill him and his family in the name of God
He took his money and ripped it with geometric precision
stuffing tiny shreds of green into his ears and nose and mouth
eventually forgetting to breathe before they could get to him
bursting at the seams with cash and sucralose residue

0 thoughts on “A Noose of Injection Molded Plastic

  1. gnarly shits! graceful and calmly read in my head. like explosions without sound. i especially like the third stanza, there’re a lot of punks and riot grrls that’d envy you and growl toward your direction just for that.

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