JOE NICHOLAS

 
 

from The Beauty of Admission
 

Leeches have thirty two brains
Imagine just five human minds
inside a body designed
to process them

 

 

 

 

from The Beauty of Admission


When I'm drunk I see the ape in every face
I'm scratching my head in the mirror & resisting
the urge to sing oo oo
ah ah

 

 

 

 

from The Beauty of Admission


when i was a young child my classmates convinced me i was an alien
and ever since/eye contact/has made me nearly
explode/often
in a good way and often
not/i've never
been able to stay
inside my own head/i've
forgotten what quiet is but think
it tastes like honey/does that
sound right
to you?


 

 
 

Joe Nicholas teaches machines by day and learns from humans by night. Their work has appeared in alien mouthReality BeachThe Nervous Breakdown, among other wonderful publications. They make music under the name child lion.