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Friday, January 15, 2010


by Andrew Hilbert

from inside an air conditioned studio
from atop an expensive furniture
pat declares haiti is cursed
for their pact with the devil

he sits comfortably and seamlessly
eases himself into a commercial
about his miracle water inspired
by the bible and a case of this shit
will get you healthy and into heaven
for practically free (spiritually, not financially)

while instruments of generosity
line up to search for the buried
still breathing

on commercial break pat opens up
a bottle of water, looks into the mirror
smiles and jerks off
mixes the ingredients
and tells his sheep to wait by the phones
to answer when his other little sheep
say "baaa" to buy this bottle
of miracle bullshit

Andrew Hilbert has a degree in History at Cal State Long Beach and lives in Orange County, California.