FIVE MINUTES TO TEN

FIVE MINUTES TO TEN
Nathaniel S. Rounds

(Poem one of three from a collection called:
GOOD EVENING WAL-MART SHOPPERS)
 
Poco sings mopy a cappella
About crazy love
Like college kids in cowboy hats
And Brett Dennen’s entire catalogue is spilling over
Annie Lennox exclaiming that there must be an angel
And the old crone from Infants is ordering a blue vested kid
To put security devices on her breast pumps
Which he won’t do as he is busy texting on a cell phone
While some bespectacled eight year old named Saul David
Is inviting other eight years olds to join him in electronics
From a cell phone on display
He then proceeds to activate the camera
And record a speech regarding organizer-as-pariah
Which leads to affirmation
Served up as applause by a hundred peers
And the government shall be upon his shoulder
Like a radio

©2012 This work is the property of the author.

(Click here for poem TWO of: GOOD EVENING WAL-MART SHOPPERS

Click here for poem THREE of: GOOD EVENING WAL-MART SHOPPERS)

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Posted on May 16, 2012, in Nathaniel S. Rounds, POETRY and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Nathaniel is back with three poems from a short collection called GOOD EVENING WAL-MART SHOPPERS. I’ll link them as they are published, which should happen over a month. If you want to read more of stuff in the meantime, just head to the Poets’ Page and click his name.

  2. That’s so funny and original!

  3. That describes a lot of Nathaniel’s work. He’s written some very good stuff.

  4. Annie Lenox is a pop singer who is crazed by the x generation .Rounds makes the rounds on Wallmart .I like his cowboy imagery from the absurd, indifferent, picturesque,
    and Chaplinesque! Nathaniel has a Swiftian ironic sense of humour.

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