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North American Dreaming: Insane Newsreel

William Burkholder’s poem brings insane news of a world gone mad.

Insane newsreel,
on 23rd street,
geolog anomaly,
or the heat from the street?

Post man,
kicking down the cobblestones,
rabid dawgs,
on the bones,
of the dead winos,
in the alley.

News girls and news men,
buzzards in suits and ties,

Circling to see,
the death in his eyes,
insane newsreel,
insane newsreel,

Lickin their chops,
like dem rabid dawgs,
eatin and chewin, eatin and chewin,
Insane newsreel on 23rd street.


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