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The World According to Craigslist by Vivian Wagner | micropoetry | #thesideshow

Vivian Wagner



The World According to Craigslist

Everything has a price, a photo,
a description. Everything is
categorized, classified:
bikes, books,
rvs + camp,
toys + games,
heavy equip.
The friend of Barbie
looks through old windows,
wondering if her eggs are fertile.
The “manican” heads
gaze at a 1970s Jesus,
hoping for reclaimed life.
The new baby shoes, never worn.
The Disney Princess Frozen Pull-Over Mesh Tutu.
The engagement ring and wedding band.
The Desert Storm Hockey Cards.
Everything in the world is here.
In here, the world is everything.

About the Author:

Vivian Wagner is an associate professor of English at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Narratively, Silk Road Review, The Ilanot Review, The Atlantic, and other publications. She’s the author of a memoir, Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel-Kensington) and a poetry chapbook, The Village (forthcoming from Aldrich Press). Visit her website at http://www.vivianwagner.net.