Preparations For War

4 Sep

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Preparations for War
Nick Lachey birthday poem

Tight t-shirt
check
pouty man lips
check
whipped puppy dog glare
check
ok, Nick’s ready
what about the rest of you?
what’s in your backpack?
let’s stick to the essentials
thick notebook
check
a front line of sturdy pens
check
extra bandanas
yep
flask of whisky
naturally
flashlights
one cannot always rely on
                      things like the sun
one unabridged copy of
                  The Count of Monte Cristo
got it
two packs peanut butter crackers
why not
one copy Love Is Hell and pair of dry socks
yes
one pair Bela Lugosi boxers
                     they were on sale!
the reasons she’s leaving
negative
I can’t find any sign to them anywhere
I have no idea why she’s leaving
that’s what this war’s all about

 

(another one from Dusk Hearts Dawn, Baobob Tree Press)

 

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