Bernadette Mayer

Sardines Sardines

is a yellow, red, orange, black & green word. I got sardines at the dollar store where everything except sardines is more than a dollar, for sixty cents, as they should be my father used to take sardine sandwiches to work perhaps therefore, I love sardines. when people used to talk about the subway, they'd say: we were packed like sardines which sends a message: small, cheap, tightly packed, anchovies for the poor or you too can be colorful & inexpensive as a really snappy, tiny bright blue convertible in which you can enjoy the good things about feeling like a sardine but maybe you'd rather be a striped bass or be a manatee with mev or a grand whale, forgetful of nothing even being so big, the ocean's CEO, you'll take home a giant amount of cash when the ocean goes bust so you can share it even with the downtrodden sardines who get packed in cans in Thailand & shipped to the family dollar store for Bernadette

Sep 22, 2010 / Books & the Arts / Bernadette Mayer

All Aboard All Aboard

Tumbled down an incline at Bash Bish Broke many things; it was still spring

Sep 3, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Bernadette Mayer