by Kirby Olson (July 2022)
Untitled, Zdzisław Beksiński, 1956
Machine guns blow out windows
Helicopters rake the roofs
The last soldier in Afghanistan
Cowers in a basement
Rereading the NY Post
For the 11,000 time
As Biden’s son pens a memoir
While jerked off by whores
Who are paid by the minute
In favors from the polity
As the social media police cruise
And poltroons on CNN offer news.
Kirby Olson is a tenured English professor at SUNY-Delhi in the western Catskills. His books include a novel (Temping), about an English professor who starts a circus in Finland; a book of poems entitled Christmas at Rockefeller Center</em>; and several books of literary criticism about ludic surrealists. He is currently working on a memoir of his time spent at Naropa Institute studying with Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs.
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