The first sentence is inside the memory of a lighter—I do not want to remember the Bay Area, the green & blue Chuck Taylor’s, Berkeley, companion panic attacks, BART in general. I do not eat anything that kills. The sound is she tells me never to say pornography. I say the tribe, I say fuck you, I’m not sorry—I do not eat, date or endorse anything killed.

Parker Tettleton is a Leo, a vegan, a resident of Portland, Oregon. He is also the author of the grocery-shopping-themed collection Greens (Thunderclap Press 2012), the chapbook Same Opposite (Thunderclap Press 2010), the chapbook Ours Mine Yours (Pity Milk Press, 2014) & co-author, alongside Riley Michael Parker, of the chapbook Man Sugar (Housefire Books 2014). More or less is here.

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