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Messages I Received

Julia Mounsey '13

Subject: blow his ego up suck it down again blow it up again

Body: blow his ego up (balloon)
suck it down again blow
it up again that is how

Subject: blow up the bank

Body: suck his dick and
blow up the bank
no one will know

Subject: do not fall asleep in the kitchen

Body: knives there

Subject: these are our lives and we slap them against each other like dead fish

Body: these are our lives and we
slap them against each other
like dead fish these are our lives

Subject: your boyfriend

Body: watch out
don’t try it

Subject: went to italy did not eat anything

Body: the italians hate me because I never eat
have you blown up the bank yet tell me

Subject: fell asleep at an outdoor cafe

Body: the italians hate me

Subject: things are getting fishy

Body: don’t stand by the window
I have settled comfortably
into myself, do the same

Subject: slept with an italian man his dick

Body: tasted much better I think it is
the diet here I still hate the food
did you blow up the bank tell me

Subject: no longer in italy

Body: prepare ( for arrival, etc )

Subject: airplane food

Body: fully comfortable now

Subject: terrified

Body: I ordered the fish

Subject: what did you decide about the dick and the bank

Body: what did you do about
the dick and the bank
what have you done

Subject: knife

Body: your boyfriend

Subject: that was just a suggestion

Body: that was just a suggestion did it put you off

Subject: bank

Body: what did you decide

Subject: these are our lives and we slap them against each other like dead fish

Body: looking forward to arrival

Published by: in Poetry, Volume 69, Volume 69: Issue 2

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