--for Susie Timmons
From Walnut & Broad St. to Walnut & 19th I stopped for every security camera. Philadelphia watches us always, FUCK YOU WATCHING US ALWAYS!! Several in one block I took notes, it was noon, it was twelve just as I wanted it to be. I took notes for the poem, notes notes notes.
A little basket of edible flowers: nasturtiums, roses, pansies, I eat pansies, I LOVE pansies small buttery purple lettuce!! At each security camera I paused, looked into the camera, DIRECTLY IN THERE and stuck my tongue inside a flower. Flicked it in and out, in and out, flicking, licking, suckling blossoms. A security guard asked what the fuck was I doing, “I’M A POLLINATOR, I’M A POLLINATOR!!” This was the only thing I was allowed to say for the duration of the security camera pollination application, “I’M A POLLINATOR, I’M A POLLINATOR!!” I took notes, took many notes, and the notes became a poem titled, “I WANT TO DO EVERY / THING WRONG JUST ONCE”