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  105.     

Big Beauty And The Beast

When she wakes up
She flings her fat out of bed
And rolls like thunder down the hall
Barreling through the kitchen door
She grabs her skinny rail of a husband
Spatula in hand, cooking breakfast
And plants the juiciest, fleshiest kiss
On his cheeky little face
His quaking heart exploding with rapture
To be thus engulfed in the voluptuous love
Of an Amazon Queen.


(Previously published in This Poetry Magazine, No.4, Dec. '99)
 
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  106.     

Big Fish, Small Pond

The corporation got so big
Swallowing little corporation
After little corporation
It finally swallowed—Itself.

The destruction was so vast
So completely global
It was impossible to figure out
Who to blame.


(Previously published in ZZZ Zyne, XXXI, April '01)
 
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  107.     

Billy the Sixteen-Year-Old Kid

I’m a Video Kingpin, a Dangerous Dude
A Carnival Killer, I am
The Game and The Game is
Me

To vanquish my anguish I kill
Will kill, all kill, must kill
Down

Face to face my enemies meet
Race no face in cyber-space
Blast

All sense—ding, ding, ding! ! !
My anger implode ex-plode
BOOM!

Game’s over. I win.
You lose.
Jack.


(Previously published in Mouthing the Muse, Nov 1999)
 
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  108.     

Birth (senryu)

Tiny heart beat new
cradled in awkward tenderness
learning one-to-one


(Previously published in Poems Md, Apr 2008)
 
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