An Animate By-product

Each of my hair follicles gained sentience
after my left arm passed through
a cloud of chicken-factory effluvium.

I have sold my house to pay
for body waxing, and still,
every night, I wake to a chorus
of tiny, flesh-muffled “whys.”


Marc Pietrzykowski  Marc Pietrzykowski's website lives in Lockport, NY, and sees no reason to complain about it. He’s published poems and essays in deComp, Wisconsin Review, Burnside Review, Star*Line, DIAGRAM, Alaska Quarterly Review, and others. His book of poems ...and the whole time I was quite happy is available via Zeitgeist Press