The Problem with America by J.B. Mulligan

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The Problem with America

The problem with America
is:
they took “This Is Your Life” off the air,
or put it on dinky stations
at two in the morning –
and now
there’s no reason to lead
the important lives
we all imagine
we might have.
Instead
we star in our own mind:
a catch in touch football,
our first fuck,
the time we almost
did something.

Poem taken from Planet Detroit, Spring 1985, edited by Kurt Nimmo.

Planet Detroit, Spring 1985, edited by Kurt Nimmo. | click to enlarge... Planet Detroit, Spring 1985, edited by Kurt Nimmo. | click to enlarge... Planet Detroit, Spring 1985, edited by Kurt Nimmo. | click to enlarge...

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