Nascent Pussy and Other Things Besides
In the beginning there was the wax,
worlds of water and a dirty Coyote
Is this really how the story goes? asks that Coyote
fumbling with toenail clippers
while a fungal infection of Phoenician ships
and maneki-neko cats began spreading.
Because, this Coyote says flicking a clipping below
into the erect shape of a Jeff Bezos pigeon rocket
doing some heavy breathing,
I sure don’t remember dreaming thi--
Shit, wait! interrupts Coyote, spray painting a pussy
cat on the yoke-tearing fuselage’s gams out of superstition.
Is this really how the story goes? Coyote he-haws,
because I just put the pussy on the chain wax.
About the Author: Nicholas Christian’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Lindenwood Review, Off the Coast, Poetry Quarterly, Dămfīno, and Panoply. He lives in St. Louis with his stuffed sea lion Gerald, and his coyote, Loki, that thinks it's a cat. He studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.