James Mirarchi – one poem





How many times had she seen this flick?

The first time her hymen burst
from the impact of the lead’s hawkishly handsome face

The second time her brains scrambled into goo
from the erotic breakfast interlude shot like a commercial

The third time her lungs shut down
when the lead couple (recovering from a tsunami) was raped by a hospital staff

The fourth time she gave birth
when the ingénue, locked up in a mental institution, was proposed marriage by the hawkishly handsome lead

The fifth time she stabbed the patron next to her with a nail file from her purse
just as the ingénue – in response to being cheated on – accidentally fell out of a discotheque window

The sixth time she cooked up a Pu Pu platter at the back of the theatre for all the patrons
just as the newly sassy ingénue fed her hawkishly handsome ex into a meat grinder filled with her discarded Prozac

Ah, the power of psychosomatic cinema!


James Mirarchi grew up in Queens, New York. In addition to his poetry collections, Venison and Dervish, he has written and directed short films, which have played festivals. His poems have appeared in several independent literary journals. Links to his work can be found @ www.thehydratedpoet.blogspot.com/ 

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gobbet is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing the very best experimental poetry and prose. Intellectual perversity and explorations of dark themes are positively encouraged. We are only interested in work that is progressively experimental. We want to see risks, and we want to see them pay. No previously published work. Prose should not be longer than 1000 words. There are always exceptions. Send 3-5 poems. Include a short bio. Send submissions to gobbetmag@hotmail.co.uk Work will be published every 5-10 days. We also intend to publish anthologies of selected work published in gobbet. We will do our best to reply promptly. Most submissions will receive a decision within a month.
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