a relaxed state

posted Apr 6, 2010

McCarry lays beneath the dubious hands
of a credulous acupuncturist.
does it hurt? asks the patient's assistant,
the ever inquisiturient Camus.
never mind that, says McCarry.
go on then, says Camus.
there are enemies of the state,
says McCarry,
within the very state.
it cannot be disputed, says Camus.
what particular state are we talking about?
asks the timid acupuncturist.
yours, says McCarry, is a prime example.

Matthew McBrearty—poet, husband, father, Texas Longhorn, gemini & gemini—is meticulously documenting the poker-faced adventures of Camus and McCarry.

We’ve published five other pieces by McBrearty: “the dentists,” “the resistance,” “the consumers,” “fishing,” and “A Tenuous Train Ride.”

We interviewed McBrearty in Issue