Q. What materials do your suppliers use
that are poisonous?
A. We have thirty-five suppliers.
Q. How come you do not remember
your worst nightmare?
A. A corporation is a person that cannot dream.
Q. What is the most disgusting thing to emerge
from this tragedy?
A. For people to assign blame.
Q. When is proximity the greatest motivator
of fear and love?
A. Close his eyelids without waking the dead man.
Joshua Gottlieb-Miller is the winner of the 2012 Indiana Review Poetry Prize, and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Third Coast, Pebble Lake Review, Cell Poems, Blackbird, Linebreak, and elsewhere.