Seth Simons is a writer based in Brooklyn. He has received Fugue Journal's Ronald MacFarland Prize for Poetry and the 2018 New Millennium Award for Poetry. His work has appeared in Rattle, Adroit, Fugue, Conduit, GAZE, McNeese Review, Red Wheelbarrow, and The Breakwater Review. He also writes Humorism, a newsletter about labor, inequality, and extremism in the comedy industry.
by Seth Simons
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i ate a chandelier today yesterday i ate a votive candle
you cannot eat the same light twice don’t ask why
so many molecules depend on chaos for their schemes
i am trying to tame them dreadful week all the zoo
animals escaped first they ran free then they formed
their own society then they reproduced the very structures
they overthrew now it’s war forgive me my experiments failed
i wasn’t smart enough fast enough you’d think a century
of dystopian art would have prepared us for dystopia
this always happens when i have a new crush