Wednesday, September 7, 2016


who expected j.l. and j.r. 
to disappear, shot down dead 

in an uneasy year? a cliffhanger 
and a bed-bound bohemian

brought together by bullets, 
fictional and delusional as pac-man

and post-it notes began to stick, 
predicting pokemon go and facebook: 

YES! we believed in a winter miracle
although NO, we would not go to moscow, 

and so we iced summer dreams 
of soviet gold while deciding reagan 

was not too old; we sentenced a killer clown 
to death and suffered saint helen’s
fiery breath. as macaulay culkin was birthed
in manhattan, stuart goddard was reborn as adam.

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