Carbonate by Lauren Hunter

Carbonate by Lauren Hunter

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CARBONATE
lowly

the pressures of a people's government

of quotation marks (air quotes) of a strapless bra that tries to hold your tummy in tight

of red glasses your assets a metallurgic religion

      worry WHAT ME

         WHAT I HOLD

i move my world

a full galaxy between the blood-pumper and food processor professor please PLEASE "a man's a mad thing, a mad thing a mad mad mad"
our made for tv christmas has all the perks and the gotdamned ring with your life attached to my finger

my treasure by the tail this is song one see - deuce - deux

AFFECTION SENT second day air to russia with weapons

because i like to believe i am a powerful thing,

but what is true if i never open my mouth
if i am not sprinkling my teeth in the ground, sugar-crusted babies to grow in the spring into very good witches, my girls my girls
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [Listen to this poem here, Read Lauren's Q&A for SOUND here] ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Lauren Hunter is from North Carolina and lives in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in poetry from The New School and works with the team at Telephone Books as their Managing Editor. Lauren is the co-founder/curator of the Electric Pumas, a reading series/revolution in New York City. Her chapbook, My Own Fires, was released by Brothel Books in 2011.

Q&A: Lauren Hunter

Q&A: Lauren Hunter

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