Manny Furious Poems
Big Pussy- Or How Carl Sagan Gave 9-Year-Old Me A Nervous Breakdown
For as long as I can remember
I've been a big pussy.
I'm afraid of everything.
If you think long and hard about
all the things that are just sitting back, stalking, chilling in the shadows
for the proper time to jump out of the ether and kill you,
you'd come up with a long list.
Just off the top of my head-
A random meteorite blazing through the universe
zoning in my my house and
Deer and elk
that materialize out of thin air in front of my
car as I drive 80 miles/hour on the way home at 10 at ...
When I was in the fourth grade
and still living in Denver
my friend Tim would sneak his dad's issues of
Playboy magazine into school.
We'd read them during
which was 20 minutes or so
that was put aside