David Lawrence


It is safer out of range from your anger.
You throw me out of your house.
I don't mind.
You like to hang pictures of me on the wall
and shoot at them with a gun.
I put a pail on my head and bang it against the street lamp.
I take it off and catch sparks in it like lit milk.
I am going to market with my sadness.
The cow that follows me is nostalgia.
She is a big bitch who likes to eat dead grass.

David Lawrence has published poems in Minnesota Review, North American Review, Midwest Poetry Review, California Quarterly, Poetry Motel, Zuzu's Petals Quarterly Online, People Magazine, Porcupine and many others. His chapbook, "Blame it on the Scientists," was published by Pudding House Publications in 2002. A poet, actor, screenwriter, model, professor and more, his "Boxer Rebellion" was published by Maverick Press in 1992 and was turned into a movie in 1993 which was played at the Sundance Festival "starring me."


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