"This One Weird Trick" by Andrew Novak

 

Hey


There’s this one weird trick
doctors don’t want you to know

to cure anxiety


depression

your crippling debt

 

your wasted life—

Come here, friend
I’ll whisper

this one weird trick
into your ear

"Self-Portrait" by Andrew Novak

So I made this self-portrait

Trillions of atoms
carefully
arranged
into the
shape
of

nothing

Funny thing
I swear

It looks a lot like you too

"Borges on Avenida Las Flores (The Burger Man)" by Andrew Novak

It’s a known fact
that
Jorge Luis Borges loved

Burger King
so much

that

he wrote
most
of

his poems
on Avenida Las Flores
inside
Buenos Aires’s very first

Burger King

He ate so much
Burger King
so much
that other writers
his friends
called him

“The Burger Man”

Until one day
they
cut the shit—

started
calling
him

“Burger King”

“You—
you are the
Burger King”
they would say
and
laugh

“Fuck you”
Borges would whisper
holding
a
Whopper,
dabbing at the corner of his mouth
with
a

poem

“Fuck you”