Film At Eleven
He applies the last of the gauze
with adhesive tape to his fingertips,
reaches for the remote, manages
to power up and punch in Channel 7.
The camera pans a close-up desktop
with a blood-streaked keyboard;
“Local writer makes the big time;
details and interview at eleven,”
intones the baritone anchor.
He runs it back a time or two
freeze-frames the gory keys.
Oh, that’s just great, he thinks,
now everyone will know.
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