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Hermes by Doug Draime


he stole
his brother’s
cattle

killed and
butchered them

sold the
meat
to the
nearest
BBQ joint
down the
road

where the
poor paid
exorbitant
prices
for a BBQ
sandwich

so much
for the
ethics of the
messenger
of
the
gods

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I saw the
phony-ass
cowboy
on C-Span

running down
the street

screaming like
Richard Pryor
on fire

his boots
clapping like
forked
hoofs.

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After the cops tracked
him down in
Bogota, he confessed
on the plane ride
back to the U.S.
to stabbing his wife
to death with a
steak knife, but there
was sort of a disclaimer
attached. He swore he
was channeling
Norman Mailer, but
that he couldn’t
stop himself
at just one stab,
like Mailer did
But, he said, it was
a gruesome, bloody mess,
and that he wished
he’d be able to
channel
William Burroughs,
instead. And he would’ve
just shot her
in the head.

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