pope closeup, black-and-white surveillance,
backstage before an appearance, android-like,
encased in mobile life support, lights up
a Disney cigarette with the logo very apparent,
tip burning slowly towards it. he makes his way
to the podium, so sweet, bulletproof, infallible,
he wipes the ash on his fingers behind his back
where no one will see it... ~xmas morning
word from monte
finally heard from monte. he has been hard to reach.
he's been hopping from house to house, checking on
people's pets. it seems a holy thing to do at christmas,
with a litany fit for caroling:
7 cats, a guinea pig, 2 rats, a goldfish, a guppy,
an underwater frog and absolutely no dogs...