FOR A FEW MOMENTS ED STOPS FRETTING ABOUT HIS CORN

14 Aug

Entire populations perish in an earthquake

and, closer to home, crazed gunmen kill

 moviegoers, the holy at prayer, toddlers at play

children eating hamburgers under golden arches

and college students earnestly advancing their lives

The only thing that distracts Ed is a report

on Lady Gaga’s heat-seeking bra

He wonders: how does that work?

What’s the technology behind that?

Hot sex is so distant a memory that he lacks the

nerve points that would give him sensory orientation

He’s like a fatty who’s never made it off the couch,

watching the Olympics

Ed has had breasts in his hands,

certainly,

but not a celebrity’s

not even somebody locally famous  

Shit, he says, rousing himself

He gets out of the chair for the sake of getting out of the chair

Lady Gaga’s heat-seeking bra, the thought won’t leave him

He’s obsessed, transfixed

but his mind can’t find any traction

He stares out the window of his farmhouse

at the drought-parched corn

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