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  • Writer's picturePhillip Gerson

Beside Perfume River

Updated: Jun 27, 2021

As we sit beside Perfume River, I finally conclude that

embryos are, by nature, strangers.

I notice--I never noticed--your tears look like oatmeal cookies.

I’m sorry I ate that tear.

Listen to those birds chirp.

They sound like the birth of a hash brown.

We can agree that A Jello Sunrise With You is a film that at least tastes good.

Sitting beside you, I look over and rapidly move my eyes in a way

that lets you know I am not thinking about food.

I ask, “Can I lie down? Will you hold me?”

I think about Denny’s,


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