First, Atlanta. Now, Denver. They follow in a long line of cities. It shouldn’t be this way. But we will, most certainly, if past is prelude, add more cities soon enough. Let us hope the Biden administration tries something different. What we’re doing is not working.
‘Murikkka is Open For Business Baby! Attention, shoppers! Manager’s special today: coupons multiplied by the number of bullets you take. Doesn’t count towards your reward card points and can’t be combined with any other offers. Attention, shoppers! Take home bonus today: Buy one, get one bullet. Sample shots being served in frozen foods. Hurry before they’re gone! Attention, shoppers! Fresh meat just gunned and gutted in the butcher shop. It’s a great time to get stew cuts and bull’s eyes and shell casing steaks and bullet tips, perfect for your next funeral. Attention, shoppers! Remember the express lane is ten bodies or fewer 2 for 1s and 3 for 1s are okay as long as they fit in the casket. Attention King Soopers Targeted Team Members We need a clean up in aisle one and we need a clean up in aisle two and aisle three, the spice aisle, and in produce and in the bakery and in the soda pop pop pop aisle and in customer service and in seasonal and at register nine and at register ten. Attention, Shoppers! With restrictions being lifted we are open for you! As you leave home don’t forget the essentials: Grab your lists! Grab your circulars! Grab your coupons! Grab your reusable bags! Grab your keys! Grab your masks! And most importantly Grab your Kevlar!
©David Siller – 2021
For the first 100 days of the Biden administration, this website will feature a new poem of What’s Next!? These pieces can be calls to action, calls to attention, or calls to anger. They will light the way and guide the fight. They will get us moving and keep our momentum. They will be filled with hope, with anger, with sorrow. They will get us into good trouble and point out the trouble we need to stop. They will be polished gems, or rough-cut drafts of rage, or in-process pieces searching for peace. They may be haiku or tanka, limericks or lyrics, verses free or fettered.
#100Days100Poems of What’s Next!? wants your poems, your prose, your visual art (photos, drawings, sculptures), your music, your short films and animations. Interpret the theme as broadly as you’d like.
If you would like to submit to this endeavor, please send an email, with your visual art (as .jpg or .pdf) or your poem saved as a word document (.docx) to waxyandpoetic AT gmail DOT com. Include a short bio (2-3 sentences) and social media/website information. All rights remain with the author. Please address any formatting preferences in your email. Waxyandpoetic.com will post submissions time permitting, with at least one per day beginning 20 January 2021.
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