. The Poet's Beat .

. The Poet's Beat .
"A working class citizen is apt to see this country for what it's worth... A miasma of interlocking variations on differing demographics and geographies unlike any other inhabited space in the world. The American Dream. The rolling footloose hills and the upstanding Apache badlands where criminals cut bread with priests and the children of Hollywood. I am no different. Yet I am still brazen enough to think that the world is a playground built by the rugged hands of a hard-working man in order that my fantasies be materialized." -- P.P. Vonnersdale

Monday, January 17, 2011

Deer Hunting USA / Time Crisis

Two more from the Regal Series - Again, I'm inspired by the mundane goings-on in the lobby which I had to man for seemingly endless hours. The arcade machines run on loops, over and over again, until they have wormed their way into my brain, and eventually onto the page...



Deer Hunting USA

When’s the last time you used an orange, sawed-off, pump action shotgun
to hunt down digital deer in a covered wood?
When’s the last time you had seventy-five cents?
Money well spent.

Be a big game hunter.
Shoot the buck in the neck.
Collect your trophy
and know your money’s well spent.

Insert a coin and watch him run.
List your initials to remember the fun.
These bullets don’t penetrate or shatter the glass –
There’s no dent.
You know in your head your money’s well spent.

You wanna get in the game?
Make the Idaho Top 10?
Here’s a hint:
Winner’s don’t use drugs.
Their money’s better spent.

2.2004


Time Crisis


Time Crisis –
Break out the twin guns,
Look distinctly American,
Mix broken English and Japanese,
Brother and brother,
Die side by side,
Lover and lover,
Walk away bored.

Time Crisis –
So many dead,
So many bullets,
Left spent on the ground,
How did this happen?
How were we taken over?
Where is an army?
What can two men do?
What is the crisis?

One.
Two.
Now Three.
Time Crisis.

2.18.2004

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