Two Poems by Becca Klaver

B®AND LOYALTY

I was like so . . . Geico

And you were like so . . . Activia

And together we were like so . . . GlaxoSmithKline

In an effort to be so . . . Ann Taylor Loft

We end up so . . . Crocs

And sometimes we’re all like so . . . Ambien

When we mean to be so . . . Lemon Pledge Aerosol Spray

Although we’re perfectly fine being Pilot G2 Retractable

We’d much prefer to be Crayola Classic Washable

Some days, we must accept, will just be Glad Press’n Seal Plastic Wrap days

I was Kotex Maxi Pads with Leak Lock Medium Flow with reluctance, but still I was Kotex
Maxi Pads with Leak Lock Medium Flow

Even though you expected things to turn out so Comcast Triple Play

There’s a communal relief to being so Verizon Wireless Nationwide Unlimited

In the end I’d just like people to remember me as being as iRobot Roomba 570 as
possible

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SCHWARZENEGGERY

She leaves the room and mutters I’ll be back in a Schwarzeneggery sorta way so it comes out more like Aisle be bach, shallow in the throat, and this is just a way around the ordinary, this is just a pump on the pedal to keep rolling along, more awake than before and starcrossedly in love with hurried skirts in doorways, a plate in each hand, a yellow glove, a sponge, a rack, gliding, opening, shutting, championing a lesser-known sculptor. She knows she’s not supposed to love it but knows that’s why she does, why playing a part with the gust of history at its back evens her out like batter settling, even when she plays it badly. She makes presumptions from the kitchen and she presumes today to be a muscleman.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Becca Klaver Becca Klaver

Becca Klaver is the author of the poetry collection LA Liminal [Kore Press, 2010] and the chapbook Inside a Red Corvette: A 90s Mix Tape [greying ghost press, 2009]. She’s a founding editor of the feminist poetry press Switchback Books and a PhD student in the Literatures in English program at Rutgers University. She holds previous degrees from the University of Southern California and Columbia College Chicago. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, she now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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