Stephanie Lane Sutton

Emergency Department Aftercare Instructions

Stephanie-Lane-Sutton-Dream-Pop-Press

 

//The Sexual Reproduction of Birds and Fish

 

#define at.birth

 

var array = [x; xx; xy; yy; zz; zw;]

 

void (set-up) {

life.begin

}

 

void (loop) {

 

if (bird) {

flicker finger flight;

} else if (cloaca) {

a common cavity;

} else {

prepared receptacle;

} else {

spiral shooter;

}

 

if (fish) {

histriophic.viviparity(womb feed);

} else if (ovuliparity) {

external fertilization;

} else if (oviparity) {

cum(cloud/murk*swim);

} else if (blank) {

do nothing;

}

 

if ([i] =< chromosome) {

radiant.x, radiant.y;

} else if ([i] >= chromeo) {

chrome limo;

} else if ([i] == chromo.dome) {

filthy feathers;

dull itchy scales;

} else if (brass) {

little male figure;

wrinkly toadstool guy;

} else if (belly) {

henna on a shell;

a rare whale breath;

} else if (bowel) {

hips without thighs;

thighs without hips;

}

 

}

 

The Spontaneous Sentence Production of Genie

Curtiss, Susan. “The Linguistic Development of Genie the Feral Child.” Language, 1974, pp. 133–137.

 

yellow balloon

wet blouse

big feet

bad boys

 

love Marilyn

like powder

shake hand

stocking white

Curtiss sick

 

Genie love Curtiss

 

want more soup

Mark mouth hurt

Valerie mother coat

Valerie mother purse

Little white clear box

 

small two cup

little bad boy

 

No more father

No more take wax

No more have

 

Cereal kitchen

Play gym

 

Want go shopping

Like chew meat

 

Want buy toy refrigerator

Want go walk Ralph

 

On chair

 

Genie laughing

Curtiss coughing

Tori eating bone

 

Grandma gave me cereal

Took off

 

Like horse behind fence

Like good Harry at hospital

I like wheelchair in hospital

 

In hospital, shot hurt arm

After dinner have cookie

 

Curtiss give me valentine

Grandma gave me cereal

Grandpa give me cookie chew

 

Another house have dog

Another house blue car

 

Willie slap my face

My house

My pennies

 

No more have

No more ear hurt

No like hospital

No stay hospital

Not have orange record

Not good fish tank

 

 

 

 

Stephanie-Lane-Sutton-Dream-Pop-Press

Stephanie Lane Sutton is a Michener Fellow in the University of Miami’s Creative Writing MFA Program. Previously, she lived in Chicago, where she studied poetry at Columbia College Chicago and was a teaching artist with After School Matters. She was born in Detroit. Her poems have recently appeared in Day One, Arsenic Lobster, Moonsick Magazine, Tinderbox Poetry, THRUSH Poetry Journal, and Jai-Alai Magazine. She is a co-founding editor of |tap| lit mag.