Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Midwestern Lament

If you don't act important
no one thinks
you're important.

Where I come from
there's a shrine
to Humility

to which we make offerings
of melted-down
"Most Team Spirit" trophies

of p's
and ingenue smiles

which people from this coast
deride as a form
of reticence.

Ask me a question besides
"How do you know each other?"
and you'll find out

who I am, asshole,
of a friend of a friend.

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