B-Side Version Of That Alanis Morissette Song
emma shepard

 

from I AM TRYING TO FALL IN LOVE WITH MYSELF

 

i ran over a groundhog yesterday and
it made me cry and that
made me late for work.
i remember you telling me you can
eat your roadkill in some states
but that feels really wrong
 
i think about families who would feel grateful
and use every piece of the body
the meat is dinner and the
hair is useful in the winter
 
i know what it feels like
to feel like you could eat a groundhog
 
on christmas i drove by the house i grew up in
and nobody was home but
a commercial-sized dumpster was in the yard
 
men in uniforms were throwing my things away
and i wanted to tell them they couldn’t
but i thought that men in uniforms didn’t relate to
assigning value to things or
at least assigning value to things like these
 
it’s like a beige cafeteria meal
but you’re watching the food channel
or touching my body but
looking at jessica alba’s
 
isn’t it ironic
isn’t it sweet
and sour