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Sunday, February 26, 2012


by Kim Doyle

I want a "sofa sized" painting;
my sofa is seven foot long and three foot wide.

I want to glide with in-line skates
and modify my predatory home loan with Quicken.

I want to get a better sleep with Advil PM
and appreciate the efficacy of next day blinds.

I want to keep unloaded guns in my gym locker
and make eleven million dollars playing ball.

And that's not all.  I would like to be a celebrity
something: houseguest, hair stylist, White House crasher.

There must be something wrong with my life,
with just a wife and two kids and scissored credit cards,
and lard accumulating too fast around my middle.

Kim Doyle lives in a mud puddle and writes Op/Ed Poetry for The Brunswick Citizen in Brunswick, Maryland.