Novel Ideas About White People?

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1.
I told Styrofoam
That plaque was dreadful
As if a scar inside something
White
And soft mattered.

But even its suicide
Seemed like an appalling joke
When it included the extinction
Of a common rarity.

But we didn’t tell.
No. We didn’t tell.
The impulses why.
2.
Sometimes I pinch the puckering corner
Of a beer label
And pull it slowly off the glass,

Sometimes I think about fucking
As I watch adhesive separate into columns
Organized and dainty
Under the vanishing eclipse
Of the beer label’s statute.

Sometimes a friend whispers,
“You know what that means
When you pull a label off a bottle,
Right?”

I respond with,
“That statistics lie.”
3.
Too many thumbprints
On the cell phone’s screen.

Only one is mine.
Oh.
Only one is mine?

Too many thumbprints
On the cell phone’s screen.

Only one was mine.
Oh…
Only one.

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