mark baumer

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the titles of all the poems in “i will never be beautiful enough to make us beautiful together” by mira gonzalez

  • mortal kombat
  • ryan gosling
  • symbolic interactionism
  • secular humanist
  • list of pornographic sub-genres
  • you will roll around in an empty parking lot with him until you lose circulation in your limbs and forget your own name (everything is okay)
  • the main purpose of the heart is to make heart sounds
  • untitled 1
  • untitled 2
  • at 5:30 in the morning
  • i can read a novel out loud while you lie on my floor with your head in my lap and we can feel happy because we are touching each other and i am using my voice and we don’t have to think about climate change or death
  • mcsweeney’s caused global warming
  • i just need you to know exactly what i want without me having to say anything
  • self-defeating personality disorder
  • i wrote a novel about you and saved it to my drafts folder
  • semi-humorous paradox
  • it is june and he wants to leave your room
  • heartbroken people with extreme personality flaws
  • untitled 3
  • untitled 4
  • i will never be beautiful enough to make us beautiful together
  • palm trees are not native to los angeles
  • untitled 5
  • untitled 6
  • untitled 7
  • i will inevitable ruin our relationship
  • in the space between our bodies
  • 5 years old
  • untitled 8
  • when i die you can have my heart-shaped sunglasses
  • induced-compliance paradigm
  • infinite number of half-distances
  • this friday i woke up at 2 pm
  • here is what i ate today: coffee, curry vegetable thing from whole foods, plum
  • 2 weeks ago i was looking for drugs at a party
  • in public places you sit or stand quietly
  • today my alarm went off at 12:30 pm
  • today i drove to a house and took care of a baby
  • i feel more lonely when i am with people than i do when i am alone looking at the internet
  • it is 10 am and i am drinking coffee out of a jar
  • 3.14159265359
  • i am going to stop eating
  • haiku
  • what i think about when i think about the zombie apocalypse
  • i wish that you would yell at me and i would yell back and we would both remember that we once had a relationship worth yelling about


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