it's rank, it cranks you up

Harryette Mullen

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it’s rank it cranks you up

crash you’re fracked you suck

shucks you’re wack you be

all you cracked up to be

 

dead on arrival

overdosed on whatever

excess of hate and love

I sleep alone

 

if you were there

then please come in

tell me what’s good

think up something

 

psychic sidekick

gimme a pigfoot

show me my lifeline

read me my rights

Harryette Mullen, “it’s rank, it cranks you up” from Recyclopedia: Trimmings, S*PeRM**K*T, Muse and Drudge. Copyright © 2006 by Harryette Mullen. Reprinted by permission of Graywolf Press, https://www.graywolfpress.org

Source: Recyclopedia: Trimmings, S*PeRM**K*T, Muse and Drudge (Graywolf Press, 2006)