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(with apologies to Joe Raposo)
one of these things is not like the others
the proud owners of glorious cocks
beloved collections of parasitic cells
corporations closely held as a clandestine lover
cunts and the sluts who hoard them
one of these things just doesn’t belong
you see men are only human
the justice they invented embryonic
while the money eats what it needs to grow
from the body that belongs to anything but her
Author's note: Italicized lines are from theSesame Street song, "One of These Things," by Joe Raposo.
Stephanie Sesic teaches English at Kent State University. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, and her chapbook The Intimate Verge was published by Pudding House in 2008.