Rikki Santer’s poetry has received many honors including five Pushcart and three Ohioana book award nominations as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her tenth poetry collection, How to Board a Moving Ship is recently released by Lily Poetry Review Books. Please contact her through her website: www.rikkisanter.com
What was the month/day/year when your mother took back her maiden name
after the bastard left? What is your go-to weapon of resistance
when you’re not given a drop-down menu? How many memory wanks
did you experience last night in the shower? How many times did your parents
cheat on the gender predictor quiz when you were in utero? When did your birthday
learn to take U-turns? Who is your favorite friend who knows less than
they think they know? How many times did your preference for black licorice
gumdrops seem fixed until your new lover fed you pitted black olive puppets
from her fingertips? Which cuss word does your Skyrim avatar demand that
you tattoo onto your forehead? What is your tracking number for prayers?
How many of your Shih Tzus have you had frozen in a cyronic state? Where in
Las Vegas do you usually meet up with your fears? What is your guardian
angel’s CB radio handle? How many you’s can prove that you really are you?