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A man will die in Laos.
Today, and tomorrow.
Today and tomorrow
a man will change a tire.
Behind him a mountain
in its 50th century
of slash and burn.
A waterfall, rapids.
A boy drinks methanol
at a Blue Moon party
on an island
where the souls of the dead
are rarely encountered
The Day Danno Died (i. m. James MacArthur)
The day Danno from Hawaii Five O died
it was 84 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny.
Somebody, not me, had found some shoes
of a fifties vintage
in Uyeda's Shoe Store in Puck's Ally
where boxes are stacked every which way.
The day Danno died somone in Hawai'i
had probably entered Masako's Candy & Gifts
which is on the ocean side of Beretania,
My Les A Murray parody
An absolutely ordinary elephant makes tracks
to the breeding grounds of India
stops off to raid the Frost Free, terrorise
a few local farmers. Now that
forests are a vague memory (even
to an elephant who can't forget)
he finds beer and Sang Som liquor
absolutely to his taste.
Maybe he could cry, but doesn't.
A decade past he blundered…Continue