VELVEETA TEARS

This raspberry/peach yogurt tastes bitter.
Why does everything taste bitter today?
I don’t know what to make of headlines anymore.
How do we respond to this horrible day?

Science explains why people are jerks.
20 great ways to sabotage yourself.
How do you know if you’re a narcissist?
A video of how instant ramen noodles are made.

I misread “so many people killing it this month”
as “so many people killing this month.”
I swore at my burnt
grilled cheese sandwiches today.

COTTAGE LIFE

Do you see the moon?
It follows you wherever you are.

Come back inside.
The teeth are chattering.

Splatters on an apron.
Stay home, dears.

The TV is bursting with bones,
lost children, & BBQs.

I dream of a one way
trip to Mars.

I leave a trail of crumbs;
monsters are not impossible.

 

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GREG SANTOS is the author of Rabbit Punch! (DC Books, 2014) and The Emperor’s Sofa (DC Books, 2010). He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. His writing has appeared in The Walrus, Geist, McSweeney’s, The Best American Poetry Blog, and The Feathertale Review. He is the poetry editor of carte blanche and teaches creative writing to at-risk youth. He lives in Montreal with his family.