Saturday, July 2, 2022

In a Franchise Sort of Way


ONCE TWICE

Once in Costa Mesa
I stayed at the hotel a ballet company was staying at.

I stayed at the hotel another ballet company was staying at
Once in Los Angeles.



THINGS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

From the club scene
To the world stage
Reaching out in a franchise sort of way.

Center court.
Ringside.
Behind the plate.

Great deals on the latest tech.
Gun and knife wound emergency kits:
Their toughest tests await.

Did you see that video of a tornado
Hitting a school full of students?
No wonder there’s a substitute teacher shortage.

But the demand for the complete works of Dmitri Shostakovich
Transcribed and arranged for ice cream truck
Continues unabated.

 

 

© 2022 Randy Stark
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2 comments:

  1. Enjoyable. I didn't get the last graph with Dmitri Shostakovich.

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  2. I'll probably cut the stanza. You're right. And I'm going to add a comma after every Once in the opener.

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