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Ryan Bird

Ryan Bird is often lowered by God onto a stage in order to untangle a plot-twist, or to extricate a particularly loveable protagonist from a particularly sticky situation. Whether he was actually lowered by God, or merely dropped on his head, is entirely up for debate.

the historic Days of milk

We were the first men
to ever crawl back up the
utter.

We swung inside it
like couples in a
hammock.

We settled
the bends of unforgiving
intestine.

We cheated at
poker.

We had pendulous
balls that swung like
escape.




Guinness Boxers: Found Poem

1.
Adina,
knew three
words
in Hebrew:
money,
ice cream
and chil-

dren.

2.
Hey, I
discovered
how that
I am rather
loud, actually.

Oh yeah, and
that I,
apparently,
I invoke
Jesus.

3.
that’s a funny
word: boobies.

I just kept
saying that, even
during sex-
talk parts,
just like that:
boobies.


How These Things Work

mud
cloud.

sky
puddle.

god
foot.

me,
eyeballs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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