I LIVE FOR NO

I live for no incongruous peacekeeper,
the anti-cake's unsettled icing.
Glamour is as cat walking does,
with all the slinking styles,
How can a mother get her slice?
When does the cutting end
Without the cellular, without the unholed
wall to see through or stick a finger in?


Amy King
AMY KING is the author of the poetry collection, Antidotes for an Alibi (Blazvox Books), a Lambda Book Award finalist, and the chapbook The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Award 2002). Her poems appear in such places as The Brooklyn Rail, MiPoesias, No Tell Motel, and Shampoo Poetry. King's poems, "Lyp-Synching Day Into Night" and "Cynthia McKinney Cast the Lone Dissenting Vote," were recently nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Ms. King currently teaches Creative Writing and English at Nassau Community College and teaches a workshop of her own design, Making the Urban Poetic, at Poets House in Manhattan. She is also an interview correspondent for MiPo Radio (http://www.miporadio.com/). Please visit www.amyking.org for more.

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