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Friday, April 11, 2008

Poetry & Lyric
The Dinosaur in My Living Room Is Fred: Seven Poems

Ring Ring
Diamonds are a girl’s
Best friend. That’s a metaphor.
Diamonds are rocks.
Women dig
That stuff.

Profit and prophet
Sound the same, but have different meanings.
I would call them homonyms,
But I believe marriage is between a man and a woman.

My upstairs neighbor’s boyfriend
Does something that makes her scream.
Then he drags her heaviest trash down the back stairs at 2 a.m.
What a ladies’ man.

My faith is private;
I keep it from myself.

Statistically Speaking
If I’m so two-faced,
Isn’t there always at least a 50% chance you’re wrong?

You think you saved me from myself
By putting a few boiling pots to rest.
You should have seen the fumes,
The neon factory plumes,
Citrus sparking in the night sky.
Man, you would have coughed.

That’s what I thought my karate instructor was saying.
When I woke up in the hospital with him hovering around me,
I smacked him upside the head
And said “Bye-yuh!”
But he just sighed and looked away.

Katelyn Sack is a writer, musician, and painter currently residing in Charlottesville. Her art has been displayed in numerous venues, and her writing has appeared or is pending publication in Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Science Creative Quarterly, and Opium Magazine. She would like a book deal, please.