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Issue # 4 May 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Mike Perkins

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Trip to the Mall

the modern day Beulah land
supplicants go
to sacrifice their earnings
past and present

prophecy replaced
with popular culture
faces flushed from the heat
of the burning bush of marketing

taken by the spirit
speaking in tongues
healed by consumerism
communion in the food court

heeding the alter call
of fifty percent off
as the choir sings
a medley of pop muzak