Stereo. Typical.

(after Eileen Myles)

You must

be really

smart you

must be a

genius you

an engineer?

a doctor?

an IT guy? You

must

eat spicy

curry like

everyday

do you

have relatives

working in a

call

center can

you do that head

bobbing thing

it’s so

hilarious but I

mean no

offense by it

you don’t

have an accent can

you speak with

an accent, it’s so

cool no

but where

are you ori-

ginally from?

No but originally

from? I bet

 

you play with

colors

everyday like that

Coldplay-Beyoncé

song when

you grow up you

think you will

get arranged

marriage I bet

you speak fluent

Indian I bet

your

family owns a

motel how

can you find

dot-

head offensive. I

mean

after all

you put a dot

on your for-

head. I bet all

your get to-

gethers break out

in Bollywood

song and dance

 

You must be

limber as hell

I

mean

yoga

and all.

 

Notes: An example of Eileen Myles’ poems: An American Poem. ¬†The style that I used in writing this poem.