I Found an American Psycho


I had to submit a portfolio of poetry in my first year at university. Here’s one of them. It’s a found poem, based on the business card scene from American Psycho, one of my favourite books.

I Found an American Psycho 

Cool colouring.
That’s bone,
I point out.
And the raised lettering
is called Silian Rail

That’s nothing,
he says

and slaps a card
on the table.
A spasm of jealousy
courses through me

It is very cool

Elegance of colour
and classy type
Eggshell with
Romalian type

This is really super
So tasteful and

Pale nimbus white
Tasteful thickness

I’m unexpectedly depressed
that I started this

I clench my fist.

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