BOMBlog’s Word Choice features original works of poetry, fiction, and art. This edition of Word Choice, selected by Peter Moysaenko, features poetry by Sam Pink and art by Kurt Strahm.
Selected from a prose poem massive enough to take on the promise of its title, these pieces evince a butchery of the inner-life variety. Consistently underwhelmed yet beatifically weird, Sam Pink’s work points to what most honest work points to—the secret, soft, or otherwise unremarkable brutalities that punctuate a human life.
from The Midwest
Walking to get my paycheck today, I expected a hand was going to come out of the gutter and grab my ankle and then two eyes would appear inside the grate, with a voice saying, “Hey, just kidding, how are you.” Many of my recent thoughts involve someone who lives in a sewer becoming an important part of my life. Many of my recent thoughts involve someone who will never become an important part of my life.