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Alen Hamza

 

 

SHOULD A MAN BE HAPPY IF HIS SOCKS ARE NOT


Should a man be happy
if his socks are not

mended? Splendid, two-
tiered cakes do excite,

particularly when sugared
rightly. I do no ski, but I have

ridden funiculars. No, I have never
penetrated a fornication

with binoculars—not in Europe,
and sure as speck not in Kentucky.

I wonder: Why do the rich
wear sweatpants so much of

the time? Turtlenecks and
spandex—right on, put on.

Go on, say it. You're preaching
to the choir.
When old age

does upon one steal,
any ear—any ear heals.


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Alen Hamza responds to art, economics, and Country Music not paying him for his poems.