Sunday Service: Ashley Opheim
I soak a tampon in apple cider vinegar and push it up my
lavender candle, lavender candle.
people do awful things to make money in the name of entertainment.
Sea World is a fucking horrible place.
Entertain me, entertain me,
Fuck Sea World.
Are you captive in a place just a little bit larger than your body?
I fall into a very deep thought about the conditions of vanishing
in the well-lit, but not too well-lit change room.
I buy fluoride-free toothpaste because I’m trying to
activate my pineal gland.
Some people say evil people who work for powerful people
put fluoride in the water because it dumbs you down.
I am self-medicating with pure cranberries and apple cider vinegar.
I buy chocolate eggs and tea light candles.
Everyone’s tongue is pink la-la-la.
I am craving sugar so much.
I do mountain pose in yoga and kill it.
I kill that pose.
I dream that I dance with Beyonce on AstroTurf.
I kill that dream.
I dance like the best I’ve danced ever.
I sip my cell phone, mistaking it for a glass of water.
I breathe out of my ears.
Bio: Ashley Opheim (Ashley Obscura) is the author of the poetry collection I Am Here. She lives in Montreal, where she is the founding editor of Metatron and co-director of the reading series This Is Happening Whether You Like It Or Not. She can be followed on Twitter @hologramrainbow.