“Disasters of Marginal Consequence” By: Caleb Nelson


At this bar, on 1st avenue,
while I eat some crab cakes,
you tell me
the tongue of a blue whale
weighs as much as an elephant.
That’s crazy, I say.
When you’re in pain, you say
it really hurts. Stupid pain,
I say, stupid hurt. Outside,
the wind is behaving
like the wind. We sound
like a bag of wet leaves.

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