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the end of heroes

leslie nielson is dead.
i am genuinely concerned for
chevy chase
richard lewis
and bill murray.

funny bones —
you laugh but
you can hardly see over
the steering wheel as you
careen off the cliff
in a lexus built in the
1970s.

born and bread

she bought her toyota
from a yard sale
in ann arbor
but that doesn’t make it american
now does it

fresh green beans

1969
was the year they started
making books with shitty
paper that yellows
and frames the page like
sandwich crust and
snaps
when you wish
to save a line
to read “to exist is to be spell-bound”
out loud to your boyfriend
mexican blanket laid out
in the bedroom closet

it echoes in here
bouncing off boots and
empty wine bottles

and living in the drawers
of sweaters saved for winter

Kristina Felske is the founder and chief editor of the Other Otter and a big, big fan of appetizers. http://www.kristinafelske.com // twitter.com/kristinafelske.

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