obey the clock as the new sun king animal feed at the trough of social media
animal love its dogs but chain them in the yard animal love its guns more
than its children animal fuck cancer but drill more oil animal thoughts
& prayers animal speak english animal mark property with fences animal
can’t stand how it smells animal leave its trash in the wild animal rape
behind a dumpster animal help me find my kitten animal wish it had a tail
to cover its ass animal you ain’t black enough animal you’re too black
animal don’t be a pussy animal give birth in a field and go back to work
animal so angry it cries animal want everything white except the hairs
on its head animal crunchy granola advice animal use my lawn guy animal
jew him down animal spic asks for too much animal bitch too thick
too thin animal you look like a terrorist animal go back where you come
from animal afraid of its shadow animal god-loving godforsaken animal
Emari DiGiorgio is the author of Girl Torpedo, the winner of the Numinous Orison, Luminous Origin Literary Award, and The Things a Body Might Become. She's the recipient of the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, the Ellen La Forge Memorial Poetry Prize, the Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, RHINO’s Founder’s Prize, the NJ Poets Prize, and a poetry fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She's received residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Sundress Academy of the Arts, and Rivendell Writers' Colony. She teaches at Stockton University, is a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poet and the Senior Reviews Editor for Tupelo Quarterly, and hosts World Above, a monthly reading series in Atlantic City, NJ.
Emari’s work previously appeared in July 2016.