Deadstock pins. Heartline/health
build out the collar
my body doesn’t change
but I am obsessed with keeping it going.
Girls throng around after a murder
middy blouses victory rolls
acting out plays on the big porch
its chipping blue paint.
She did a dead-on impression of Deanna Durbin
no longer colors or covers
a cat sleeping or a mermaid tail.
She did a dead-on of Deanna Durbin
she used to have her psychic predictions
down by the river hourglass/cloverleaf
show her a card.
We feel lucky for a minute
when the weather slips
but what did we do to deserve this simulation?Jessie Janeshek’s full-length collections are MADCAP (Stalking Horse Press, 2019), The Shaky Phase (Stalking Horse Press, 2017), and Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). Read more about these and her chapbooks at jessiejaneshek.net.