All that glitters in the warbling – dusty and rolling through leaf litter We called and called out to you – slot machine interloper, your glitter a TV movie your glitter a capitalism a desire for punching clocks. All that glitters is a last day for FREE SHIPPING a NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 62% off our magic giveaway. All that glitters is your blood splayed on the dart board we sell back to you at a discount we’ll take your sperm too. You’re invited to the bad news of tomorrow, the embarrassing video, the urgent meeting, the whining. All that glitters is a whore sandwich.



*from NaPoWriMo prompt Day 27


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Melissa Eleftherion is a writer, a librarian, and a visual artist. She is the author of field guide to autobiography (The Operating System, 2018), & nine chapbooks, including the forthcoming trauma suture (above/ground press, 2020). Born & raised in Brooklyn, Melissa now lives in Mendocino County where she manages the Ukiah Library, teaches creative writing, & curates the LOBA Reading Series. Recent work is available at www.apoetlibrarian.wordpress.com.

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