Issue Three

Spring 2012


Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

Adrenalin supported by caffeine,
no doubt a benefice to rodeo
clowns, helps in each attempt I make to save
my day when it’s been thrown off by some bull,
e.g. a printer gone recalcitrant,
our baby eleemosynary in
his diapers, or activating supper
out of motley snippets in the fridge.
I’m superhuman in my casual
banana-yellow polka-dotted tie
of attitude. When she gets home, I’ll have
a kiss, a hug, a sweet lobotomy:
the wrangler’s medication that I crave.




Mark Blaeuer


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