Friday, April 10, 2009

GUN CRAZY (Part Twelve)

I'll join your Public Witness Program
yeah, sure, I'll testify
you put me in a new place
with a new face

I'll trade you a lot
I'd trade you a lot
for a lot like that

a fresh-cut lawn
a fresh-cut head
on a boy my age
in a sunshine-freckle halo
on a substitute
sweetened a bit
to enjoy it this time

No Halloween


maekitso said...

You've really struck my imagination, Jason. Incredible, inspired, disturbing and beautiful.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

That last paragraph killed me.

Jason Gusmann said...

maekitso - thanks so much. you know i have great respect for you and yr poetic work, so it means a lot to me.

elizabeth - i'm so glad it moved you! thanks for checking out the blog.