12 July 2008 | Vol. 8, No. 2

Imaginary Distance

Dear Jalapeno,

Dear Skeleton,

Dear Delight,

Dear Landslide—

This is the price

of a punch card

culture. Rip a few

mascots for the

bus ride over.

She chews it,

Dear Passerby.

Parentheses (anger).

We suffer,

Dear Spice,

Dear Faceless.

You took it

in your hands

and found you had nowhere

to put it down.

About the author:

Emily Kendal Frey is the author of Airport (Blue Hour, 2009), The New Planet (Mindmade Books, 2010), and Frances (Poor Claudia, 2010). She lives in Portland Oregon.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Emily Kendal Frey at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 8, No. 2, where "Imaginary Distance" ran on July 12, 2008. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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