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Daniela Olszewska




REPORT

ASKEW_ON_A_VACATION
A_RED_FLASH_UN-BIRDS
OVER_A_VOLCANO.

MINIMAL_TECHNO_SOUNDTRACKS_OUR_UN-ICELANDIC_SLIDE
DOWN_THE_PATH_MARKED_BY_PAPER_LANTERNS_AND_VIRTUAL_TIN_CANS.

YOU_MEATDOVE_MíHANDS
AROUND_YOUR_SECONDPLACE_MEDALS.
WE_PRETEND_OUR_HOTEL
IS_YOUR_SUBURB_AND_BUILD
SMALL_FIRES_AROUND_THE_PERIMETER.
I_ATTACH_A_RED_MOUTH
TO_MíBRAIN_WHILE_IT_GASPS
UNDER_THE_SIDEWAYS_SWINGING_STARLIGHT.


IT_IS_SHAMEFUL_HOW_READILY_I_LET_YOU_CAVEMAN.
IT_IS_SHAMEFUL_HOW_READILY_I_LET_YOU_MAKE_ME_HALVE_MíSANE_SELF.

I_INCISOR_THREE_GOAT-THEMED
BITES_INTO_YOUR_LEFT_LEG.
YOUíLL_NEVER_LOVE_ME_ENOUGH
TO_CONFRONT_THIS_CENTRIFUGE.

AS_IT_HAPPENS_ALMOST_ANY_DROP_OF_YOUR_BODY_CAN_CAUSE_A_BABY
OR_A_DISEASE_TO_TREE_IN_ME.              ON_THE_TENTH_ISLAND_IN_AS_MANY_DAYS

I_TRY_TO_NOMAD_BUT_THEN_I_REMEMBER
                                                                                          THAT_IíVE_FíGOTTEN_HOW
                                                                                          TO_SELF-APOTHECARIZE.




REPORT

YOU_DO_NOT_POISON_MíDRINKS
YOU_JUST_DOUBLE_THEM.

                  BOBBY_PIN_MíSPY_ACADEME_CERTIFICATION_TO_THE_CABFARE.
                                    SEND_ME_HOME_TO_GET_HEADACHED_AND_CAT-LICKED.

I_DO_NOT_UNDERSTAND_MíITERATIONS
I_JUST_REDDEN_UN-THERAPEUTICALLY.

                  REPEAT_HOW_I_AM_THE_EXCEPTION_IN_YOUR_GOLDEN_RULEBOOK_AGAIN?
                                    HOW_ITíS_OKAY_FOR_ME_TO_HARBOR_ALTERNATING_HEARTS?

YOU_DO_NOT_CAUSE_MISERY
YOU_JUST_RE-ZERO_MíTIME.

                  WATCH_BOTH_WRISTS_AS_THEY_GET_FISHSICK_FROM_WAVING_GíBYE_NOW.

I_DO_NOT_TAXONOMY_YOUR_PERSONALITY
I_JUST_ASSUME_YOU_LIKE_ALL_THE_THINGS_I_LIKE.

                  ITíS_NOT_MíFAULT_YOU_WERE_BORN_SLATE-BLANK_AND_REMEDY-FREE.
                  ITíS_NOT_MíFAULT_YOU_DONíT_KEEP_A_CAPRICORN_CRAWLING
                                    BEHIND_YOUR_FOREHEAD.

                                                               DONíT_KNOW_AND_NOTHING
                                                               ARE_THE_ONLY_ANSWERS
                                                               TO_THE_QUESTION
                                                               WHAT_ARE_YOU_THINKING_RIGHT_NOW?

                                                               WE_BLEEDTHRU_THE_RENAISSANCE
                                                               FAIRE_STRIKE.              WE_SCAB_ACROSS
                                                               THE_SIX_FLAGS_OVER_VALENTINEíS.


                                                               MY_BODY_CRIES_UNCLE
                                                                                 WHILE_OUR_PATIENCE_WEARS_DIN.



LOVE_ME_OR_LEAVE_THIS_HEMISPHERE.
                                                               NEVER_COUNTER-
TEXTUALIZE_OUR_CUMULUS_AGAIN.




REPORT

FEEL-PROOFED_AND_FUCK-BONED
                  I_AM_NEVER_GOING_TO_BEG
                                    FOR_YOUR_RATION-STINGE.

                  I_AM_NOT_AS_TRIGGER-ISH
                                    AS_YOUR_OTHER_FLASH-HACKS.

MISS_ME_MORE_THAN_A_CAMELíS_WEIGHT_IN_SPIT.
                                             JUST_YOU_TRY_AND_WOO_THIS_DAMSELNUB.
                                                               JUST_YOU_TRY_AND_WOO_THIS_DEEP_RED_HOLE.

MíDICTATION_IS_THE_LYRIC-FUL_EQUIVALENT_OF_DUBSTEP:
                  THERMALIZED_FOR_THE_WORST_OF_THE_WESTSIDE.

                                    YOU_DO_NOT_UNDERSTAND_HOW_RUSSIAN_I_BOTTOM.

QUIT_CALLING_ME_YOUR_BRIDEHIDE.
                  UGH_BOO_UGH              QUIT_CALLING_ME_ANYTHING_AT_ALL.

                  I_HAVE_A_NICKNAME_IíVE_NEVER_TOLD_YOU.
                                    I_HAVE_1/8TH_OF_YOUR_SON_TWISTING_MíMEDIAN.

                                                      WE_NEED_A_MEDICAL_INTERVENTION.
                                                      WE_NEED_HALF_THE_HOSES_BUT_QUICK.

SO_DO_NOT_ROVER_ON_OVER_WITH_SOME_FLOWERS.
                                                      IN_MARCH_I_TOLD_YOU_THAT_VIOLETS_ARE_MY_FAVORITE.

                                                                                 ITíS_NO_SECRET_THAT_IíM_BROOM-HEAVY.
                                                                                 CALL_ME_GOODY.
CALL_ME_SALEM.
                  STRAIGHT_AND_NARROW_JACKET_MíEVENING_ATTIRE.
                                    SEXTON_THIS_BITCH_UP.
                                                                                                   ITíS_ALREADY_EASTER
                                                                                 AND_IíM_STILL_YOUR_LITTLE_PROBLEM-
CAUSER.

                                                                                                   ITíS_BARELY_SUMMER
                                                                                 AND_IíM_NOT_ANY_EASIER_TO_TRUST.



Daniela Olszewska's most recent books are Citizen J, a collection of poems published by Artifice Books in 2013, and How To Feel Confident With Your Special Talents, a collection of flash fictions co-authored with Carol Guess and published by Black Lawrence Press this past summer.