To Asphyxiate, to Bind and Gag, to Blackmail, to Drug, to Prostitute, to Push to Suicide, to Rape, to Seduce, to Slander, to Spy Upon, to Stab, to Strangle, to Threaten with a Revolver
by Moneta Goldsmith
Ext. Dacha. A Russian Country Estate in Disrepair. Dusk.
It’s late. A dog is dead in the street.
aaaaShadows fuss about on the lawn.
Children tickle themselves and fall to the ground:
aaaainjury, puberty, or battle fatigue.
A man in his late twenties – seventies on a bad
aaaahair day – haggard/beleaguered/camouflaged
(any race, but preferably French)
would like to know if anyone has ever arranged instructions
aaaain alphabetical order for how to write poems.
Moneta Goldsmith is a writer, teacher, and the author of two ‘poetry’ chapbooks, including the forthcoming They Haven’t Invented a Pill for This Feeling Yet. His writings can be found in such magazines as Sparkle & Blink and Gorilla Troop, among others.