Flag Burning (sample)

Penguins cross the desert, flipping coins of blue fire into the lifeboat.

In the sky there appears an anvil, glowing with tericloth oil. Sadness floods his perigee. But on he tumbles, spewing a sickening television sitcom. Imitations of glory, never a cashier’s check, flash through his wristwatch and make him fear. Fear Andy Kaufman’s ghost, which dances like a textbook on autumn hives.

Then it croons, that horrible pair of Guess jeans, and he gambles deep in his pores.


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(c) 1990 by J. David Clarke


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