Saturday, April 18, 2015


Stories I’m Not Supposed to Tell         

          We’re reminded that
          Truthful is an antonym for romantic.
                       —Michael Malinowicz

The dilettantes terrorized
the hordes of drunken
Santas.  It had been

suggested (advised) that
this, our historically
jubilant metaphorical

commingling of blood
and market was to be
NO FUN this go-round

and so, donning masks,
(black and white photos
of our very own faces,

as it were, with eye-shaped
holes punched into the
appropriate spots), we

went about the day and
about the night terrorizing
the hundreds of thousands

of blitzed Santas (poor
sots) whose notices had been
left at home, seals unbroken.