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Playing Chicken
(10/31/00)

Why did the chicken cross the road? In some
Utmost postmodern sense, it doesn't make
A difference; he's done it before, a whim
Of unoriginality. The task
Is the cynical whole of the parts' bleak
Sum. The postmodern chicken gets across
Without the hazard of a futile guess.

© 2000 by J. M. Pressley


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