A HALLOWEEN DISCO DISASTER

superfly

I screamed, as farther I fell
Tripped up by wide-legged
Bell bottom disco pants
Past I Love Lucy, Lassie
Leave it to Beaver
Jed Clampett, and
The Brady Bunch

From somewhere inside a
Tangled forest of teased, Peg Bundy
Flo from Alice, kiss my grits, hair
Jive talkin’ cool cats
Sporting wide-brimmed
Superfly hats, shouted
About disco fever, stayin’ alive

kiss my grits

There’s no escape, don’t be foolish
Shrieked the most ghoulish of all ghouls
His bony arms, claw-like fingers surrounded
Me tightly–like thorny, brier vine branches
Your chances grow dimmer–only time will tell

You’ve descended into
The Towering Inferno
Disco disaster, sitcom hell
Thank God it wasn’t real
For a moment, I misunderstood
Feared disco was back for good

disco ball

 

THE QUICK BROWN FOX

thumping keys
Ubiquitous typing pools
Eyes straight ahead
Wrists aligned
Half-space, quarter-space
Flying caps, smudged ink
Jammed keys, errors
Staccato cacophony
The likes of which
Flocks of enraged
Woodpeckers
Would envy

Keystrokes–or
More accurately
Key thumps
Hammered during
All night term paper
Typing sessions
Enough to drive
The calmest, to madness
The carriage, awaited
Line after line
Pre-internet insanity
From office equipment giants
Remington, Royal
Olivetti, Smith Corona
Before IBM Selectric
Became belle of the ball

 

 

UNDER SIEGE TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Sins of fathers, mothers
Visited on sons, daughters
Of sons and daughters
Inheritance of
Newest generation
War raged–in the
Conventional sense
As a matter
Of course

Prejudice
Ignorance
Defiance
Bubbled in
Hardened hearts
Like invisible
Cumulonimbus
Storm clouds
On both sides
Of the great divide

Repugnance
Begat
Familiarity
Abhorrence
Accepted
As inevitability

 

 

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