A Giant Moth Crawls Out of Your Mouth
you’re an eight year old boy 
Mayté doesn’t speak English 
grass makes your skin itchy 
              Mexico (go to stanza 4) 
            ​​​​​​​  United States (go to stanza 2) 

good choice 
nice house with a yard 
but there is a lot of grass 
and you’ll never understand Mayté 
            ​​​​​​​  start a neighborhood lawn mowing business (go to stanza 5) 
            ​​​​​​​  listen to your friend talk about his circumcision (go to stanza 7) 

three as in third as in after second and far from first 
I wish I lived in a first world said the tour guide at the museum 
you try to speak but a giant moth 
crawls out of your throat 
            ​​​​​​​  as a tourist in the city where you lived as a child you feel like you own your memories and 
            ​​​​​​​  you can jump between them as you please (return to stanza 1) 

good choice 
nice people with warm kitchens 
but the water smells funny 
and you’ll come to understand death 
            ​​​​​​​  hesitate to kick a soccer ball with full strength (go to stanza 6) 
            ​​​​​​​  travel to the future (go to stanza 3) 

design flyers and make fifty copies 
stuff them in doors and mailboxes 
one lady pays with a ten 
and asks for change 
            ​​​​​​​  make a price sheet for chores and turn your parents into your only customers (the end) 

you don’t know anyone and you hardly understand them 
the ball rests under one boy’s foot 
you could miss and look like a fool 
or blast it and make him fall 
            ​​​​​​​  freeze under pressure and crumble into the grass (the end) 

he says it was for his religion 
that it didn’t hurt 
but it looks gross 
then pulls down his pants 
            ​​​​​​​  turn away and close your eyes but still catch a glimpse of the hairless swollen purple flesh
            ​​​​​​​ (the end)
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