Thursday, July 21, 2011

Erin Goss to be Featured Reader at Duff's on Monday, July 25

Erin Goss will be one of three featured readers at our next reading at Duff's, 392 North Euclid, in the Central West End, on Monday, July 25.

Also featured will be Christy Callahan and Erin Goss.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; admission is $3.

Advance sign-up for the open-mic following the featured readers is encouraged. Click here to sign-up via e-mail.

Sesame St. Zulu Parables
Eve Arnold photograph, South Africa 1973

imagine munchkin munching his nutritious fist
nam nam nam nam. imagine

shriveled ribcage, clothe-less peanut, bowlegged.
mama keeps his Mr. T fro growing

up. up. up. so hungry hope does not kill, ingane.
head so big so coco smooth, pink

puzzle patches mistaken for crumbly cookies
or fingers nam nam nam. imagine

Sesame Street with Big Bird and Snuffaluffagus on the block.
look up, umntanami, the colorful picture box:

Oscar the Grouch has no nose, no tail to swat flies or mud.
mean shaggy green thing pesters

passersby with the pot he pisses in, his garbage can kingdom.
Sesame Street abets such bullies.

but honey will end! our enchanted train ride is over. cookies gone.
the Count runs out of numbers awh awh awh.

this foot is blind, farewell, little thumb-ling, mouthful of flies
not Kalashnikovs, ant hills, hyenas

or cholera, burning huts. his hunger nam nam nam nam.
where bully equals man with many guns.

-- Erin Goss

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