An urban’s dictionary by C. Jak Mussington

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An urban’s dictionary by C. Jak Mussington

Congratulations to my friend and fellow “guest English teacher” cohort here in Korea, Jazmine Mussington, who had one of her poems published this morning on Metazen~ a literary blog that likes “odd stories and odd poems, but ones that touch you in a special way”.

Here is Jazz’s odd poem, which I just happen to think is great…

An urban’s dictionary by C. Jak Mussington

Actin’ Out
[ak-tin out]

-v.

2. To express (unconscious impulses, for example) in an overt manner without
conscious understanding or regard for social appropriateness [1]

We were actin’ out opposed to wildin’ out, which is a complete disregard to social norms.

We were actin’ out; we acted out because we’ll believe in anything and in anyone. We were

actin’ out; we acted black, we acted white, we acted cool, we acted rich, we acted liberal, we

acted poor, we acted conservative, we acted like we are in the middle, and we acted brave. We

were actin’ out; we acted like fools, wrong and proud, right and apologetic, we acted out fads,

we acted sad for them, we acted happy for them, we acted afraid, we acted indifferent, we acted

in, we acted out, and we acted out just to act out. We were actin’ out; we acted out who we

thought we should be, we acted out who we were told to be, we acted out who we wanted to be,

we acted out lives, our lives, and we acted like we believed. We were actin’ out; we acted like

we didn’t know who we were when we were acting out.

[1] dictionary.com

Milf
[milf]

-n.
A sexually attractive middle-aged woman
[c21: from m(other) I(‘d) l(ike to) f(uck) ]1

She remembers—

respect

and how the earth moved

when boys sprouted from the soil.

They came to her wet.

Their young mouths sucked in

hard; her milk only nourished

as they swelled into men.

C. Jak Mussington, born Jazmine Mussington, graduated from St. Lawrence University. She was recently published in Indigo Rising Magazine, Haggard and Halloo Publications, and two of her poems will appear in Breadcrumb Scabs’ 26th issue. You can find her on twitter(:) http://twitter.com/cjakmussington, http://www.followthestay.com, facebook(:) http://www.facebook.com/cooper.mussington , or standing on a crate reciting poems.

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