Greg Zorko

Aretology

after we had Taco Bell breakfast for the first time

you told me: 

“i felt way more emotionally close with Dennis Rodman after i listened to his Hall of Fame speech”

and that is just one part of the reason

that you are like staring into an iPhone.

i think

that it is part of the minimum of space between us

when i am looking at a bird

and you are thinking about Bruce Springsteen

and being 9 years old.

find me in my room

wearing your flower print leggings

find me spitting sunflower seeds

into a textbook

find me when you give up looking for your keys

lie down in bed

between the Winnie the Pooh doll

and the talking Cheburashka doll

look at the glow-in-the-dark skulls

that you put on my ceiling.

think about the way your own skull glows in the dark.

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Greg Zorko is from Albany, New York. Some of his poems have appeared in Hobart, Electric Cereal and FiveQuarterly. He tweets @Zorknogg and blogs at zorknogg.tumblr.com.

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