People Versus Alarm Clocks Verdict Announced
Penalty phase yet to be conducted. Minimum likely outcome: mere unplugging. Potential maximum: sledgehammering with extreme prejudice. Defendant has requested a mid- to late- afternoon hearing on the issue.
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Most of them order quiche because
the place is famous for its quiche,
but a few of them, renegades,
have only soup or soup and a salad.
Almost everyone has bottled water.
No one orders coffee.
is only three weeks away. Everyone’s
trying to squeeze one more body
onto the bandwagon. Everyone’s
on the same page; sings the same
tune. “In less than a month,”
everyone’s thinking, “We’ll all be gods.”
Across town, at the burger joint,
everyone’s up for a Doublestack with fries,
or maybe the Baconmeister Deluxe.
even aware that there’s salad on the menu.
Everyone’s drinking Coke or Diet Coke
except the oldtimers, nursing Senior Coffees,
or sipping OJ while their Senior Coffees cool.
They think they’ve got it pretty well locked up.
The fattest among them plops himself down,
grins, stuffs in another wicked mouthful,
and drums a little flourish on the Lucite.
“Hey,” he asks, “Who’s better than us, eh?”
Time’s wasting. Go visit New Thursday 13 for more cool stuff.
A New Green, the second of two (short) pieces accepted / published by The Drabble is now available for your viewing. I almost typed ‘for your viewing pleasure’ but I guess whether or not the viewing is pleasurable is more up to you than me.
While I’m not a big fan of snakes, I really like the artwork the editors chose to accompany the poem.
At any rate, you can read A New Green HERE.
Road Kill: Ain’t No Rage Involved
(Under 100 Words)
Read all about it at The Drabble:
More SWS at: SHOW MY FACE
If you haven’t already discovered the short-lit (under 100 word) prose / poetry fun they’re having over at The Drabble, you should think about stopping by. They post new stuff every few days, and hardly ever—at least in my humble opinion—a clunker.
And speaking of non-clunky fun, I just got word that they’ve accepted two (2!) of my pieces for publication, separately, sometime in the next few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for “Interstates” and “A New Green.”
Not to worry, though; if you miss them, I’ll be here to redirect you when the time’s right.
Six? On Saturday? Nah. Maybe Tomorrow.
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