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Tuesday, September 03, 2013


by J. Bradley

SLAUGHTER, LA, Aug. 24, 2013 (WAFB) - East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office officials say they believe an 8-year-old intentionally pulled the trigger and killed an elderly woman Thursday evening right after playing 'Grand Theft Auto IV'. Although they believe it was an intentional crime, according to Louisiana law, the child will not be charged.

Aim for the head; you need
the rest of the body intact.

Reload as dictated. Melt
the spent casings.

Plead with your guests
to ignore the smell.

Ask them how comfortable
mother is as arm chair,

little sister as ottoman.
Tell them about the wine

as you pull a bottle off
your father the wine rack.

J. Bradley is the author of the forthcoming graphic poetry collection The Bones of Us (YesYes Books, 2014).