The way she wears her sweater
is so Sunday. If her parents were here
she’d say why don’t you go watch
Dancing With the Stars.
It is every generation’s job
to feel deprived. If she had kids
she’s scared of starting
a business. When an unwound
cassette tape flew in her face
should she be grossed out
or honored. She was Shelley
Duvall she was Gene Tierney.
It’s like if you’re satisfied
with who you are you don’t need
to buy anything. Two-week-old snow.
The thing about moving
away is there’s nowhere
to move. Any word can be
either screamed or grunted.
Farrah Field is the author of two books of poetry: Rising and Wolf and Pilot, as well as the chapbook Parents. Her poems were selected for The Best American Poetry 2011. She lives in Brooklyn where she co-owns Berl’s Poetry Shop.
“Amy Pretends This is Old Penn Station” appeared in the Scenester issue of TLR (Early Summer, 2013).