Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Showing the Flag

He's chasing a shoplifter down the freeway
with his red-and-blues flashing.
He's wondering if he used the right fabric softener
with his polyester blues.
He's thinking about dinner with his in-laws,
red-and-white checked tablecloth,
choice of schnitzel or chili dogs. Choice of--
Euro-sophisticated heritage (schnitzel)
or red-white-and-blue Mittel-American tradition (chili dogs).
He worries about the right choice.
He gets distracted in the middle
of a high-speed car chase.
He'll have take the dinner occasion as an opportunity
to make a statement, show the flag,
any flag.

--word salad

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