My girlfriend is a nihilist recently released lithe and wooden pale like influenza, a doomsday mannequin with vacant eyes. She likes strange displays of affection serves me almond-scented strawberry tarts for breakfast wants to teach me how to clean a loaded gun. Her social worker calls me every week suggests I move away and change my name but it’s hard to find a woman at my age plus, she doesn’t talk that much and never has a problem being naked.
John Muth was born and raised in central New Jersey. He is an academic advisor at Rutgers University. His inspiration comes from many areas, but the frustrations and absurdities that result from the relationships between people and between people and machines are among his favorite topics. Some of his poems have appeared in The Stray Branch, Asinine Poetry, and Drown In My Own Fears.