Goblin by Blaine Hebbel and The 1 percent by Allie Gold

I just need the mind race
the flow active
like I read they want to put turbines in the water
& Chinese want our debt down
then I remember declaring myself
an alien from all this shit
But they have a picture of me
so I can’t get away

& even through a jeweler’s loupe
there are some things you can’t get away from
dead skeletons in closet
ancestor killed for witchcraft
has bothered me for weeks
the only costume my parents ever bought me
articulated arms & head
can only sign boo, not speak it
now I’m looking at my Heineken
thinking I want another

I’m a plastic skeleton
a goblin celebrating Halloween
Night of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead
further inspection reveals
Made in Hong Kong
probably by some 9 year old
now with only six fingers
fired for slower work

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