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Panic Attack, USA by Nate Slawson
Cover Art: Ghangbin Kim, Cover & Interior Design: Alban Fischer
Paperback, 128 pages, 7.5” X 6.25”
November 2011, ISBN 978-1-936919-07-9


I wish you’d squeeze my hand
so you could feel how I
beatbox for you it’s romantic
I swear like tornadoes &
pink champagne how they is
all a cacophony of oysters
funneled down the throat
accordion belly & tilt-a-whirl
the lawns are so brown here
they make me wanna file off
my fingerprints the neighbors
are windows giant flatscreen
TVs & I wave to everyone
like I wanna ride them too.


I be your horse
to whip & to hold
not corps
not busted ankle
bone & down
my throat you
can plug every
dime every
quarter so I be
your parking meter
& you be my
pipe cutting tool.

Panic Attack, USA by Nate Slawson

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  • About Nate Slawson

    Nate Slawson is the author of Panic Attack, USA (YesYes Books, 2011). He currently lives in Chicago and works in the cigar industry.

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