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Monday, November 07, 2016


by Melissa Balmain

In case you're wondering what motivated
the bomb we dropped and, yesterday, defused:
We're well aware our job is to be hated,
and yours, of course, is simply to feel used.

Melissa Balmain is Editor of Light, a journal of comic verse. Her poems have appeared in such places as American Arts Quarterly, American Life in Poetry, Lighten Up Online, and Poetry Daily; her prose in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and McSweeney’s. Her poetry collection Walking In on People (winner of the Able Muse Book Award), is often assumed by online shoppers to be some kind of porn.