Greg Zorko


you scratch the carpet with your big toe

when we are sitting in the living room playing Mario Kart

i am Birdo.

you are Yoshi.

while i am winning

you tell me about an article

you read on the internet yesterday.

a performance artist from Taiwan cut off his penis

and held a contest

where the winners would get to cook and eat it.

he did it to “raise awareness”


that’s your creative way of cheating

and this is my main complaint about you.


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


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