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Let's Start a Prime-Time Television Show This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


(after e.e. cummings)

Let's start a television show
And air itbetween the hours
of 8 and 10 p.m.
We can pick out black seeds
Ofsociety and implant them in a
Wasteland,
Only to watchtheir
Emerald
Money-tinted
Eyes engulf each other,
Growing intoVenus's-flytraps.
They eat up flies, gnats,
And each other.

Let'sstart a television show,
Bringing hampers full of clothes
And theirmisfortunes
And their knives (pointed to one's back)
And their dirt
sothat
we may hang it up on clotheslines
for everyone to see.
The filthyclothes flap in the
Wind moving all about.
- very entertaining.

Whenall the clothes have dried,
And all other contestants are eliminated,
Weend up praising the winner,
A new millionaire,
The most famous sinner
Onprime-time television.



This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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