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Friday, April 09, 2021


by Mickey J. Corrigan

Cartoon by Andy Marlette.

On the same marble floor
where legislation is passed
and the invaders broke in
on January 6th
Florida Man held contests
for scoring with aides.

In this historic building
where laws fail to pass
for equal rights 
for all 
Florida Man lit up
donned a gas mask
during session.

From this legendary building
where flags became weapons
the mob broke down doors
looted rooms, beat cops
Florida Man made dates
online, young girls
hired and seduced
by his political clout.

Outside this same building
in the early spring sunlight
yet another cop killed
the violence continuing
while Florida Man 
FOX-faces us all
proclaiming his innocence
in all things unseemly.

Originally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan writes tropical noir with a dark humor. Novels include Project XX about a school shooting (Salt Publishing, UK, 2017) and What I Did for Love, a spoof of Lolita (Bloodhound Books, UK, 2019). In 2020, Grandma Moses Press released the poetry micro-chapbook Florida ManThe Physics of Grief puts the fun back in funerals while taking a serious look at the process of mourning (QuoScript, UK, April 2021).