Suzanne Buf­fam

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First World Prob­lems A to Z

Ab­stract art. Black­out blinds. Chemo­ther­apy wigs. Divorce court. Ex­is­ten­tial phi­los­o­phy. For­eign rights. Gap year blues. Home­birth ral­lies. In­come tax. Jet lag.

Kin­der­garten­ers car­ry­ing heavy wifi loads.

Lunch-truck fa­tigue. Me­ta­crit­i­cism.

Non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble, agere­lated car­dio-pul­monary dis­eases.

Orthodon­tists. Retro-modern dé­cor en­nui. Se­cond World prob­lems. Third World prob­lems.

Un­der-en­rolled in­ner-city charter schools.

Van­ity pub­lish­ing. Welt­shmertz. Xfin­ity router out­ages. Yo­ghurt pack­ag­ing rage. Zero money down.

Suzanne Buf­fam's work has ap­peared in in­ter­na­tional an­tholo­gies and pub­li­ca­tions. Her first book, Past Im­per­fect, was the winner of the Ger­ald Lam­pert Me­mo­rial Award for Po­etry. She lives in Chicago.

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