Note To Mothers Everywhere by Jay Passer

have we left the womb?
in an official sense

are we still apologizing
for breaking the 2nd law of thermodynamics?
on a daily basis

try glueing that dinner plate back together
it was made from 100% high-fire media rhetoric

luckily I polished off that filet mignon
(grilled rare verging on bloody)
before high-ranking vegetarians targeted me as a terrorist

luckily we’ve mastered space travel
I never could find a decent parking spot

I was incubated in an oven constructed of meat and bones
and now they expect me to say thanks
it’s great to be here?

I don’t exactly remember asking for the miraculous

Jay Passer 2

Jay Passer’s work has appeared online and in print since 1988. He lives and works in San Francisco, the city of his birth. His latest chap, Flower Omelette, co-authored with Misti Rainwater-Lites, is available from Lulu.


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