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A Peom about Unemployed Chicken


Birds on a Wire | Photo by Neil de la Flor
Birds on a Wire | Photo by Neil de la Flor

1. We go to war.

3. It looks as if we are going to war.

2. The angel of death wore me out with his vegetables. The war is black now.

4. I dream of his unstable crown of thorns.

6. The one who spoke vicariously in silence spelled theories in Magic Marker.

5. He is theoretically sipping a beer with neighbors on a sailboat on the Miami River.

7. They love beer.

9. The dancing bear is a dancing bear is a dancing bear and Zen Buddhists are idiots.

8. As if

10. he doesn’t care about chicken wings.

12. A pink blind horse drags itself center stage. Curtsies. Behind the horse, the past and the present converse over universal sandwiches.

11. The difference between a demon and a devil, the past says—

13. Is the difference between a mask and a mirror, the present responds.

15. The ego is a song.

14. The war is a song.

16. The song is performed by an orchestra of ravens in a foreground that is always blue–

18. as unemployed chickens disguise themselves as saints.

17. For real.

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I'm not real, but I'm a writer.

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