The Suburbs Are a Relatively New InventionKimberly Ann Southwick
if you think about it or have ever travelled anywhere but here
& I think we forget that. I’m not saying capitalism isn’t better
than feudalism or absolute monarchy, but that it’s all the same
beast this time dressed in granny’s pajamas & my, your teeth
look so sharp. I’m saying, don’t come at me for my bloodsport.
The college where I teach, its mascot is named for a fighting chicken
& no one even blinks. Isn’t that what college football is,
I say to no one, especially not myself. I used to argue
if you had a problem with Vick,
then you had a problem with the American Justice System.
I don’t argue that anymore. I also don’t have to.
Let’s instead discuss Jalen Hurts & his supposed “Accuracy Issues—”
those were air-quotes. Just look at his arms. Or don’t. Leave them
for me alone to look at. My house here sits far from the road.
My Mom calls where I live a “rural area,” but it’s not. I just have room.
I scream, & the neighbors can’t hear me, GET HIM! GET HIM! at the TV,
and then my not yet three-year-old daughter screams, GET HIM! GET HIM GET HIM GET HIM.