Thursday, October 09, 2008

Alina J. Gregorian: Good Citizen

I am not your nation's capital.
I am not fiscally responsible.
Nor am I delighted to meet you.
But I'd like to start flossing.
I'd like to throw arrows at Utah.
I'd like to sign my name here.
I'd like to tell an ant colony
to pack up and go home.
I'd like to sew your mouth shut.
I'd like to wave a flag on some
mountain overlooking some sea.
Here's what's going to happen:
I'm filling my car with gasoline
just to drive over these stones.

Alina Gregorian is an MFA student at The New School.

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