Hannah Mahoney

ARE YOU READY?

Life
requires assembly

Includes three cupcakes
Rejoice!

 

THE WORLD IS SPINNING

Entrances and exits

Things
grow more distinct with age

It all ends
Not quite what you hoped for?

Oh,
it’s perfect


Method: Each line or sentence, including the titles, has been lifted verbatim from the 2019 IKEA catalog.

Hannah Mahoney is a coauthor of Dream Language: For Three Voices (Yet to Be Named Free Press). Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, including at the Mann Library Daily Haiku website.