"Walking Around" by Rob Plath

 

i’m 

careful 

not 

to 

spit 

on 

my 

own 

shadow

 

the 

only 

part 

of 

myself 

don’t 

fucking

hate

"Love Poem #1" by Rob Plath

once i won a chucky doll from the crane game in the pathmark lobby. i used to hide him in different places in my apartment like in the refrigerator or in the washing machine to scare my girlfriend at the time & i even hung him by string in the shower stall on valentine’s day w/ a knife taped to his hand & a sign that said: WANNA PLAY? she still insisted on us
going apartment hunting together...

"Love Poem #2" by Rob Plath

once i was badly hungover & sweating demons & nooses out of my pores when i heard something at the bedroom window. i pushed the curtain aside & my chucky doll was dangling down by a rope from our upstairs neighbor’s window. i remember the orange mop & the freckles as the doll hung doing these slow pirouettes. there was a sign taped to him that read: BACON PIZZA. then i heard my girlfriend’s maniacal laughter from above...