April 1998 / Volume One / Issue Two
Michael Bosau
I peel back the skin of my face
because of the itching. It's not
a bad itch.
but the good itching has become
annoying. so

I peel back the skin of my face
but the hard white plastic
stops me from getting at that
little disgusting machine. so

I take an axe
but due to the bad aim, take off
my forgotten need to hear
to really listen

I just heard someone say,
"I'm a classic intellectual"
but I bet he's never tried to
peel off his face,
                             makes me better


I don't consider myself an intellectual
--classic or otherwise
(even though I would
due to my bad aim.
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