Home -- Blog -- EastWesterly Review -- Take2 -- Martin Fan Bureau -- Fonts a Go-Go -- Games -- Film Project -- Villagers -- Graveyard

Custom Search


Issue 18
Issue 17
Issue 16
Issue 15
Issue 14
Issue 13
Issue 12
Issue 11
Issue 10
Issue 9
Issue 8
Issue 7
Issue 6
Issue 5
Issue 4
Issue 3
Issue 2
Issue 1



help support us -- shop through this Amazon link!

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed
under a Creative Commons
4.0 International License

Postmodern Village
est. 1999
e-mail * terms * privacy

Super Duper Hero Machinations
by Francine DuBois

Marilyn Manson's in a puddle
in the foyer and you've taken an
Indian princess as your love slave.

I'm stuck fixing the fence with
just a hammer and new nails.
How common. The 3-year-olds
next door caterwaul on their tricycles.

Somewhere, John Legend played.

Their father makes them stop
And calls them in, waves.
I come back inside and can feel
you bristle with jealousy, even though
you're the one with the devoted miss.

And you, now bored with being fanned
with multicolored palm fronds, tell me
that there's nothing worse than waking up
from a dream about a suicide attempt
and finding yourself at work.

I snicker. It'll be okay.

Francine's Version -- Hezekiah's Version
Previous Poem -- Next Poem -- Table of Contents