Ashley Yang-Thompson & Mikko Harvey
White Pogo Stick
I am told that an overbearing wife can cause a man to become a shadow of his former self, that he could develop a hunch back, or become emaciated, or his hips might screw loose from his sockets in pursuit of some eternal wiggle.
I tried to please you by remaining a rabbit in a hutch of my own creation, wearing only white mesh, & eating pellets & straw for weeks.
& when I burst from your birthday cake at Hooters wearing nothing but frosting, parts jiggling as I crossed the room on my white pogo stick, you were staring at your phone the whole time.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
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Mikko Harvey is the author of Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit (House of Anansi, 2018). He lives in Ithaca, New York.
Ashley Yang-Thompson aka Miss Expanding Universe produces a weekly zine, WORM HOUSE: the only source of real news in the world / bringing Las Vegas to the Berkshires.
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