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  • Epic for You
  • Eileen Myles (bio)

In the bookcalledbed itsayseating youendlessly& theflowerturns

in bedit saysthe manhateshisfemale insidesshe’sthe sauce [End Page 264] of the worldin bedit saysyou’llforgettimein the

tiny roomyou’llexplodein yourkneesocksexplodingputridtruththat’s rightit stinks

in bedit sayseverything’sworth itwe doit slowwhat’s [End Page 265] cool aboutus iswe takeour timenotyours

when theclamshut shecouldn’tworkin thedark shethoughtaboutthe openthighswelcomingthe onslaughtshe greeting

summer’sfistcoldslap aching [End Page 266] mountaincollapseramshacklebloodfountainearflapsyummylive wirepuss

in bed he thoughtI feel likea hungry salamanderI cartoonwiggleover mygirl. I slop andshake herthing. I shoulderaround hotcock onparadefucking spring &girl powerup to [End Page 267] feel likeplaydougha sex

sort of a responsiblecitizenin bedpound youbeen dyingto eatthis orangeall daydrop itsjuiceon the floorsuck upits sectionsbit. Stingmy lipsstickyhands. What’scornyno it’san orangea fuckingtasty [End Page 268] juicy lovelyfuckingorangeI openmy daymouthto you.In bedI saidwhy did I everthinkthatI liked kids.A womanis justso truthful. [End Page 269]

Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a 2015 reissue of Chelsea Girls. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, four Lambda Book Awards, and the Shelley Award from the Poetry Society of America. In 2016 they received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. Currently they teach at NYU and Naropa University and live in Marfa, Texas, and New York.



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