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And Now, Our Feature Presentation

I want to die

a terrible death

in front of a

live studio

audience,


trembling with

delight to

think that

fortune will favor

their vicarious dreams

of life worthy of

a silver screen;

as long as they

catch drops of

my blood

on the tip

of their camera's

tongue.


(The sign will be lit-

their hands will obey.)


They will run

to their neighbor's

kitchen,

dripping

with the

testimony

of their

outstanding

evening,

inspiring envy

on the T.V.


The lucky ones

who saw

the last rites

read by

meretricious

limelight,

as a chorus

of glorious

showgirls

dance with

sickles-

whitewashed

by applause,

they will

butcher

the satin legs

of their

unfortunate

rivals.