Zachary Schomburg

from Scary, No Scary

You are so high in the tree. If you jump you will live a full life while falling. You will get married to a hummingbird and raise beautiful part- hummingbirds. You will die of cancer in mid-air. I will not lie. It will be painful. You are a brave little boy or girl. * The world has turned its back on the sun. In this new kind of night, nothing can be seen like when we are in a cave and I make inappropriate gestures toward my sexparts while you tell me about your childhood, about how we share one heart. I can pretend I am stabbing myself repeatedly in the chest or pulling my intestine out through my navel and using it to mummify myself or pulling my intestine out through my navel and tying it like a lasso to toss around your torso. Here's me being a tree. * your badly curved spine. your complex eye. your badly curved spin. your complex ey. your badly curved spi. your complex e. your badly curved sp. your complex. your badly curved s. your comple. your badly curve. your compl. your badly curv. your comp. your badly cur. your com. your badly cu. your co. your badly c. your c. your badly. your. your badl. you. your bad. yo.