Jenifer Park

Luger

Jenifer Park

virtuous man / the of killer of killing / satisfaction the neglect / never to knife the gripping / still hand charred / each dogtag / each fire / the from pull / we can call each of duty the understand / we do blood / in fingertips our stipple / to crouch to corner / the behind flourish / we unholstering for wait / to funnel heat / body furnace & smoke barrel / we kill to night / the for wait / why body / chamber the in / one gun right / the on depends / much so // so much depends on / the right / gun one in / the chamber body / why wait for the night / to kill we barrel / smoke & furnace / body heat funnel to / wait for unholstering / we flourish / behind the corner / to crouch to stipple / our fingertips / in blood do / we understand / the duty of each / call can we / pull from the fire each / dogtag each / charred hand still / gripping the knife to never / neglect the satisfaction of killing / of killer of the man / virtuous

Toad Hates Peach

Jenifer Park

be toad
be toad because he skips skips
because he is thimble of the crowd
because he is mite
fist package smiler
 
start in mode of tank to friction engine
believe in cupcake endurance
R R pop pop when turning devilishly
 
banana recovery B A to slip the slip
keep A to maintain orbit
to pickle the passed
down rainbow R to pistol flight
 
hold mushroom cap
hold cap from flinging
dally no
forage for gifts of punctuation
speed boost
speed boost punch
now red shells fortress
now aligning coda
 
peach corner fronts to block exit to heaven
Z that pink gasp
Z that fluff heel
watch her flip to skirtside pitch
skip her gaping & wish for rearview
rearview to see
her lipstick smear


JENIFER PARK was born in Denver, CO and now lives in Roll Tide Nation, Tuscaloosa where she’s completing her MFA in poetry at the University of Alabama. While gearing up to play Gauntlet Legends, she accidentally slipped a penny in the cartridge slot of her N64. The penny, like her love for video games, is still there–rattling in its nostalgia.

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