He hadn't been there to see, and so didn't believe
in the empty, loss-scented envelopes
that arrived each day by post.
as a past nursery rhyme.
He said, "you are excitable,
to believe we have a ghost."
and my mind saw my womb
in the night.
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This form is called a Shayzen poem. Combining the undisciplined,
scattershot doubletalk of Fireblossom with the stingy taciturn snotty
monosyllables of Mama Zen, this form has been hailed by the avant garde
even as it has been panned by the literary establishment. The Shayzen
can be used to get stains out of carpets, it can rid your dog of
bothersome fleas and ticks, and can even be worn as a fragrance. Do not
read Shayzens near an open flame. Talk to your doctor about Shayzens.
It's our form. Eat your hearts out. You may now touch the hem of our