FINAL OPTION

(’13)
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-The Old Poets Brigade
on a search-and-write mission,
fearlessly drop in front
of enemy lines,
pen & paper at the ready…

-Surrounded!
Colonel McProse’s shock troops
to the left,
Captain Plagiarist elite battalion
to the right,,,

-Situation hopeless…
we have no choice…
drop the “P” bomb – that’s an order!

-You mean?!!

-Yes, the “P” bomb…
and hurry, before it’s too late!

Legend has it that the first “P” bomb went off
at 11:00 a.m.. – By 11:30 a.m. Chile announced
that it was renaming itself Nerudadada.

New York Mayor Ricky Martin also announced that
the most iconic street in the world, Broadway,
will now be known as Kerouac’s Road.

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WANTED – NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

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-Angel.
Classification: Guardian –
Tour length: Eternal –
Salary: 30 prayers per month.

-Must’ve passed a wing inspection
during the last millennium.

-Heavenly union affiliation required – – –
Must have a good disposition,
be an Angel fan &
be toilet-trained.

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WORDMANIAC

-Can’t help myself… I’m a wordlifter…
I steal from books, people, TV, The L.A. Times…

-Saw a psychiatrist about it,
lifted “subconscious” from him…

-My friend gave me some advice,
I thanked him & surreptitiously
put “retrospect” in a mental pocket.

-I don’t know what to do about it…
I’m an honest person, I swear,
it’s just that words…

(An imaginary word is flying by;
he snaps at it & grabs it…)

-Got it! “poetaster!”
I’ve been looking for that one
for the longest!!

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MESS UNIVERSE PAGEANT

(’02)
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…The undefeated winner,
and still champion…

Earth!

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TWO ESKIMOS WALK INTO AN IGLOO

(’02)
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-“The glaciers are melting!!
the glaciers are melting!!”

–There goes that Wolf kid again,
crying glacier.

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