MOUSEKETEER

Art by Neal Fox

Art by Neal Fox

and laying in this
thing
place
this
oversized coffin
i think
almost audibly
i am not a poet
i am just a lazy novelist

i am some
american millenial
who wants to be
some
mouseketeer
for the beat generation
because damn
did they stab society in the gut
and because
damn
did they every look cool
smoking those cigarettes

here
in this oversized
coffin

where i love my cobwebs
and the dust that rises
from the floorboards
when i fall as unsober
as life is sobering
against them

i can’t quit biting my nails
and i’m far too cheap
for anxiety pills
so i guess i’ll just put on
my little black hat
with its little black ears

M-I-C
K-E-Y
M-O-U-S-E.

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MICKEY MOUSE FOR PRESIDENT!

mickey goofy 2012!
minnie will make a great first lady
let america’s sweethearts into america’s suite
mickey promises candy to everyone
goofy’s stance on foreign policy is hug it out

roger rabbit for the democratic nomination
plenty of jessica rabbit scandal to push his platform
he will draw a better world into existence

when foghorn leghorn is speaker of the house
and betty boop is secretary of state
it’s hard to call the senate to order

paint the white house technicolor
these caricatured characters are running the show

hulk hogan for minnesota
who else can lay down jesse the body?

hulk for california
because who else can beat the terminator?

C3PO for foreign affairs
diplomatic, fair and he is fluent
in over six million form of communication

obi wan kenobi for new york
because he is our only hope

pikachu for florida
to deal with with the lightning issue

uncle sam has been impeached
for relations with a fox-y lady

ziggy stardust for wisconsin
because why not?

james bond for secretary of defense
other countries will be shaken, not stirred

paul bunyan for texas
because everything’s bigger in texas

kermit the frog will not be running
his marxist views are not reciprocated
plus puppet always do better on the media side
talking heads with hands up their asses

ronald mcdonald and the burger kind
will continue to run the food and drug administration

hannah montana for montana
elvis for vegas
sarah palin for alaska

american jesus for treasurer
because we really need god on our side

when you go to vote
remember
a vote for the count is a vote that counts

these caricatured characters
with shiny white teeth
and fresh pressed suits
dancing to “the entertainer”
in top hats, with canes
in the wings of the stage
the truth is being tied up
with wonder woman’s lasso
and they just keep dancing
to “the entertainer”
because who doesn’t love
the entertainer?

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