The Pilgrim’s [Plotless] Progress [Spectacle]
Le déjeuner sur l’herbe : Freud’s Benefits Supervisor Sleeping :
pshaw! : in America : women rise up : cast off the chaise longue :
workout : get in shape : stand upright : shed the x-axis : learn to
rope-a-dope : to come out swinging : their hips : at the Bada Bing!
an at-will employee
the triumph of somebody else’s will : I work in a pink ghetto :
earn pink monopoly money : just enough to be in the pink :
but on the brink : on Saturday night : looking for something
bigger than myself : by the bar’s pink light : some synchrony
of soul & crotch : something beyond this life in the fold
The Wanted Poster
It’s what we all want–
to be wanted.
Its coup &
its cold bacon skin
without the heat
of frying pan.
to that outlaw
What scar to its
to the cheek
a neck hooked
by the law’s
Its tongue resin
Made it, Ma!
Top of the world!
just can’t help itself–
the printing press–
Short biographical note: Maureen Kingston is an assistant editor at The Centrifugal Eye. Her prose and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Camel Saloon, Emerge Literary Journal, Foliate Oak, Gone Lawn, Rufous City Review, Stone Highway Review, Terrain.org, The Mind[less] Muse, Visceral Uterus, and Wild Orphan (UK).