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Time on Deadbeat Men

Posted in villanelle by maggie on 2009/05/27
Time on Deadbeat Men

Let's you and I assassinate our muse
for wasting deadmeat time on deadbeat men--
Lately she's been nothing but bad news,

hasn't she. We don't know who's whose,
they messiah's wards or her hell's denizen.
Let's you and I assassinate the muse;

her hapless jacks don't need our help to lose
what little face they give it. Just say when,
lately she's been nothing but bad news,

like DTs from bad sex, bad smokes, bad booze.
For crimes against the paean and the pen,
let's you and I assassinate the muse.

To men, form's but an object to abuse--
our muse even has us condone it now and then,
lately she's been nothing but bad news.

We must decide while we've the chance to choose,
whether Masterpiece Theatre or nothing past ESPN.
Let's you and I assassinate the muse--
lately she's been nothing but bad news.

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