Brain Candy

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hey this is participatory I write the words you supply the meaning ha ha just kidding no really here’s the morning you do something with it I’m tired of trying to capture mornings with this net full of holes these wobbly words okay I’ll help get you started use ecru it’s a good word for morning ecru maybe say ecru babe and I’ll say no I ain’t et nothing wait save that for the next poem vaudeville for the overeducated oh and you remember Hermione Gingold I think it’s best if we just agree not to talk about her don’t you

The Author

Tim Amsden’s work has appeared in Pudding Magazine, Poetry Ireland Review, Potpourri, Sin Fronteras, Out of Line, Rockhurst Review, New Mexico Magazine, Arabesques Review, Contemporary Verse 2, Istanbul Literature Review, a Pima Press poetry anthology titled Lasting: Poems on Aging, and elsewhere. He worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 25 years, and lives in Ramah, New Mexico.

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