Paper Dolls by Glenn Shaheen

Television shows about people fighting and television shows about the malls of the world and television shows about specific wartime atrocities and television shows about the best methods for maintaining a beehive and television shows about murder of course and television shows about white people with white friends and television shows about nudity on parade and television shows about noble recovery from college heroin addiction and television shows about the making of television shows and television shows about a desert and soda machine and television shows about mincemeat not being meat and television shows about animals in deserted alleyways eating from cardboard boxes and television shows about coining new sex slang and television shows about digitally lined paper and television shows about the rich made for the rich; they interpret poverty as such a glamorous party.

 

 

 

 

Glenn Shaheen is the author of the poetry collections Predatory (U of Pitt Press, 2011) and Energy Corridor (U of Pitt Press, 2016), and the flash fiction chapbook Unchecked Savagery (Ricochet Editions, 2013). His work has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Ploughshares, The New Republic, and elsewhere.



One Response to “Paper Dolls by Glenn Shaheen”

  1. Anthony Tornambe says:

    Nice Post.

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