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NEWS CAPSULE

NEWS CAPSULE
Thomas Michael McDade

Since Clancy the bookseller beat
the obscenity rap, few sport
FUCK CENSORSHIP buttons.
A search for a wallet lost
or stolen turns up one
of his defiant creations
in dorm trash along
with a lifeless newborn
disposed of as if a sack
of once bitten party slices,
anchovies in error.
At the Pizza Hut, a pitcher of 3.2 Coors
is a mere eighty-five cents.
Odetta is booked at The Huddle, hums
and whistles of “900 Miles” are frequent
on the Hill.
The World Affairs Council
is scheduled, showcasing
Buckminster Fuller.
Coeds seek good booze
and Jeep equipped
sports to squire them
up into the Flatirons.
Incense burning types entranced
by Allen Ginsberg’s reading,
The Daily Camera reports.
Narcotics use is rising.
A PUBLISH OR PERISH
headline rallies educators.
The almost mom, an instant PhD
in panic and fear pleads
innocent but no button
for her cause except
the models that flash
in tossing and turning
Flatiron revelers’
worries and regrets.
An earthquake fails
to level anything.
Glenn Yarbrough’s honeyed
voice is due on campus.

©2012 This work is the property of the author.

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