The Elect You can't hear me whimper over thumps on your Bible the whumpety- whumps of a flat losing air quickly, quickly, we're going away where rubber meets sum down the road: fur; flesh. Blaring lights light dead eyes. Mouse. Turtle-deer. Some body's home- made child stitched up, to look almost real.
Elena Alexander is a poet and writer. Poems or prose appear in, e.g., BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail, Geometry Literary Journal, Hanging Loose, Rattapallax, and as of May, 2019, The Body in Language:An Anthology. Alexander’s poem, “How the Lurking,” was chosen to be made into a public poster (2001). She wrote and edited Footnotes: Six Choreographers Inscribe the Page(Routledge, 1998), and received Honorable Mention, The O. Henry Awards Prize Stories, Best of 1997.
You cant hear me/whimper over thumps/on your Bible