Poetry: 3 Poems by Carolina VonKampen

Poetry: 3 Poems by Carolina VonKampen

half empty

The cup is half empty, I say.
The cup is half full, you say.
I dig around
I find it—
the ruler.
I measure those
inches—half inches—centimeters
of water—milk—tea.

You’re right—
technically—
but who’s to say how we measure these things?

I could overflow that cup
and I’d still say
the cup is empty.

 

Actor Annie


A mad scientist's white wig—
a canvas for the lights.
Plastic Barbie legs bend in and out of position;
knotty bird legs pluck the guitar strings.
A Disney villainess peers over her nose,
and her eyes tell a joke,
but no one laughs.
 

...acted in self-defense...

My cousin Danny
found a spider,
a daddy long legs.

Danny snatched it up
by one slight leg.
We watched it struggle.

He dangled it in
the air over
the bridge's stone wall

and then let it drop.
DADDY LONG LEGS
SPIDER: PRESUMED DEAD
 

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Robot Horoscopes: Netflix

Robot Horoscopes: Netflix