Master Debater, Part II
Michelle Campagna


the real point is about temperament
and I’m talking about a storm

she was the winner and she gained
an impulse to touch strangers

and it was
a real problem

not only that – her attitude
we had a real problem

don’t disrupt my inability
to accept the body wherein
my sensuality must live—


a black hole of information
and her husband’s women

make it feel like a wall
is coming down and yet

you know she’s home
all the time

she was the winner and she gained
a massive amount of weight

I have to ask,
Did I come from this?
an open, blatant longing—


look at those birds
over the giant
white elephant


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