Little Bundles of Joy

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Original Text: 
Gabe Foreman, A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People (Toronto: Coach House Books, 2011): 49. PS8611 .O74533 C65 2011 Robarts Library
1Mark lobbed a pitchfork across the pool
2toward a cat he thought was Kate's
3after Kate drove over Mark's family dog
4totally on purpose.
5Kate hated Mark's mom, but had no quarrel
6with their dog which double-thumped beneath her Focus
7and Kate--for the third time that morning--puked.
8Still, Mark just wound up feeling worse
9when the pitchfork he hurled
10at Kate's trespassing tom
11punctured the calf of his sunbathing mom.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire / Sharine Leung
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