Chicano Poet

Friday, November 07, 2008

The Kelly Bundy Diagnosis

In memory of Larry the Mad-Hatter

Watching re-runs of Married With Children,
I try to picture Kelly without tits,

the Venus de Milo with one arm,
the one-armed man who killed Kimball’s wife,

the knife plunged into Sal Mineo,
the bullet finding Dr. King,

ask not what your country can do for you,
ask not what came first, eggs or Kennedys,

the bullets killed John Lennon,
the thighs maimed Kim Novak for life,

the poetry mercilessly
tears apart the poet---it, too, a disease.