“A man fell in love with a bomb. The bomb was strapped to an another man’s chest & the man grew jealous. The other man carried the bomb into a busy street & detonated it. Many people died & many cars were damaged. After the police left the scene the man went to the busy street & searched for pieces of the bomb. He was happy the other man was gone but unhappy that the bomb was no longer a bomb. He collected pieces of shrapnel that may have been from the bomb. He collected footage of the bomb exploding. He sat on his blue futon & watched the footage on repeat, stroking the sharp shrapnel until his fingers felt like sponges.”
My lover is an excerpt from Mathias Svalina’s WASTOID (forthcoming from Big Lucks Books in 2014).
Can’t believe this book, real talk.