Saturday, December 10, 2016

even serial killers want people to like them

by wiggly jones, "the little hippie boy"

illustration by danny delacroix

even serial killers want people to like them
and smile at kittens if they are really cute
and hedge fund managers late at night
recall when they were boys with paper routes

despairing desk sergeants of death squads
peering through the murk of homeless brains
most resemble red mosquitoes
later, when they miss their shadowy trains

repairing to the andromedan coffee shop
behind the molochian wall of calcified dreams
they remember the first rainbow of their freshman year
starstruck, behind lethe’s mauve-tinted streams

the battle scarred directors of galactic commerce
turning the pages of their hourly reports
shut off their eyeballs and secretly smile
and gently murmur, yes, it takes all sorts

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