by Bill Yarrow ©2014



How to Boil Water  Unknown

Get a pot.
Fill it with water.
Place it on the stove.
Turn on the flame.
When tiny bubbles appear and grow wild
It is done.

How to Cook an Egg

Read my poem “How to Boil Water.”
Drop an egg in it.

How to Eat

Press your food Unknown-1into the hole
just below
your nose.

How to Thinkimages-1

Pick one thing
one thing you’ve been told
Pick this one thing you’ve been told
and pick
and pick
and keep picking at it
until the scab of unknowing
falls off.

How to LoveUnknown-2

Sweep into one corner
all your ego.
Set a match to it.

How to Dieimages

Watch those who live in your neighborhood.
Watch them closely.
Copy what they cease to do.




Bill Yarrow is the author of THE LICE OF CHRIST (MadHat Press 2014), INCOMPETENT TRANSLATIONS AND INEPT HAIKU (Cervena Barva Press 2013), POINTED SENTENCES (BlazeVOX 2012), FOURTEEN (Naked Mannekin, 2011), and WRENCH (erbacce-press 2009).

Bill Yarrow, an editor at the online journal Blue Fifth Review and Professor of English at Joliet Junior College is the author of “The Vig of Love,” “Blasphemer,” “Pointed Sentences,” and five chapbooks, most recently “We All Saw It Coming.” “Against Prompts,” his fourth full-length collection, is forthcoming in 2018 from Lit Fest Press.

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