sho Quiz | The Poetry of Lee Kisling

Quiz

Soon to be published in Oberon Poetry Magazine

 

the architecture doesn’t matter

this is not my real life                                                                        

             from Autobiography, by Kazim Ali

 

Quiz

 

 

Medulla oblongata:                                                                                          turned in his keys

Cerebellum:                                                                                               staring out the window

Amygdala:                                                                                                  tossing cards into a hat

Hippocampus:                                                                                         won’t answer the phone

Hypothalamus:                                                                    broke down by the side of the road

Thalamus:                                                                                                      drumming his fingers

Frontal lobe:                                                                                                 counting railroad cars

Parietal lobe:                                                                                                     can’t find his shoes

Temporal lobe:                                                                                                    moved to Alberta

Broca’s area:                                                                                                   lost in the high grass

Occipital lobe:                                                                     laughing, then crying, then laughing

Corpus collosum:                                                                               heaving stones into the sea

 

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