I read "The Defenestration of Poesy" for Jess Nicol's "Possible Side Effects May Include..." youtube.com/watch?v=FPRr0uZyF4A

"the defenestration of poesy"

a boy working the cash register
at the safeway
screws up his pretty eyes

the bananas won't scan
so he calls over another boy
to poke at the machine

i scan his features enumerating
jeans shirtcollar glasses
and the eyes they frame

when finally it's my turn
i fantasize about
the bananas being free

(some small distraction
from the letters on his nametag
& his lips when he asks

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