Kris Bluth lives in
Eugene, Oregon, where he works for
Alternative Work Concepts, a non-profit agency that provides employment
and transit assistance for people with severe disabilities. His poems
have appeared in Denali and Irreantum,
and his album reviews occasionally turn up in Eugene Weekly.
He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1998 with a B.A. in English
and has been trying to put it behind him ever since.
View the rest of the poems from Kris Bluth in the May
by Kris Bluth
She was saying,
"Oh my gosh, I totally hate you!"
And I was like,
And she said,
"Because you're eight months pregnant
and you're so skinny!
You look like you just have
a basketball under your shirt!
When I was pregnant with my son,
I was huge!
He only weighed seven pounds
and I was still huge!"
But she wasn't serious.
It wasn't like
she really hated me.