Anna Kreienberg is currently pursuing degrees in English and Psychology at NYU. Her work has most recently appeared in Really System and H_NGM_NFind her on Twitter @anna_kreienberg.

Still Life

Fixing my lipstick in an offbrand Abraham Lincoln portrait thinking
“A man a plan a canal a stanza is a stopping place to take a stand”
No one has ever looked into an Abraham Lincoln portrait and thought
“I am looking into a mirror.” What a narrative that would be
like zesting a lemon but not washing your hands before
really presuming a lot about the situation, really making it so
really framing it all. I remember Bill Clinton did a TV show about
childhood obesity. I have no relevant interpretation for this, no truth but mine
no fear of soda being bottles of white sugar wearing novelty glasses w/ eyebrows but this
I have always felt concern for the political and how many portraits it has
and for the lean
how they breathe each other down the Delaware River caught in a flag but
feel like no one can cut them out of it

 

19 Epitaphs

DOTING FATHER, LOVING SON, TEE-TOTALLING MOTHERFUCKER

SHE DIED BY THE HAND OF THE RIGHT THING TO DO

BE AT PEACE, DID YOU EVER SEE THAT TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE?

EVERYTHING I WASN’T SITS AT MY FEET

NO ONE CAN HEAR DOWN HERE

LET WONDER SEEM FAMILIAR

EARTH HATH NO SORROW THAT THIS CANNOT HEAL

AMAZING GRACE.

GROW OLD ALONG WITH ME, THE BEST IS YET TO BE

SEE YOU SOON

WHATTA GOOD BOY

HUGHES

DEVOTED WIFE, ADORING MOTHER, LET’S GO METS

THINGS ARE COMPLICATED AND THEN THEY’RE NOT

JUST A BODY

JUST SPEAKING BROADLY, DON’T GO GENTLE AS A GENERAL PRACTICE

LOVE KICKS THE ASS OF TIME AND SPACE

MOVE MY BONES

LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! SEE WHAT I CAN DO!

 

Prayer to Corporate Crossroads Center

Humanity is charged I don’t see a way out of it
Most wet people feel charged & electric
Endless to start but ending in your fluorescent fishbowl
even politically we’re not acquainted with your practices

but if you could just provide me the funds to
in a non-description, in an actual process turn into a brown shaggy dog
I want to so badly