Word Choice features original works of fiction and poetry. Read four poems by Melissa Broder, with art by Paul K. Tunis, selected by Peter Moysaenko. Read an interview with Broder here.
Fantasies of Privacy
Have I ever thought that I am evil and I want too much?
No, I am going to make a man pork chops and the chops will be
a cinema of compassion. Then what of that piggy?
I am writing no promises on any walls, I want to be
beholden to no creature, responsible for no breed, I am
a number and I did not ask to be bred, I never said
dream a little dream of me that was your very own volition.
I do not know the you of whom I speak. But I have an asshole
that must be kept clean and it is enough of a punishment.