You may have climbed K-2 barefoot
or disarmed landmines in Cambodia
but my musings about TV
are bound to be more fascinating
so please stop interrupting
and keep your comments brief.
Whether attending King Lear
or viewing a Monet exhibition,
let’s focus on my reactions –
complaints about ticket prices,
my annoyance with the staff,
the hard choices on the lunch menu.
Open your ears to the rich semen of my words.
Dig like a beach volleyball player
squatting to get under the ball
so not one precious drop
spills on the sand.
Jon Wesick’s stories have appeared in journals such as Space and Time, Zahir, Tales of the Talisman, Blazing Adventures, Bracelet Charm, Metal Scratches, CC&D, American Drivel Review, The Aphelion Webzine, Everyday Weirdness, Metazen, Oracular Tree, MiniMAG, SamizDADA, Sangam, Sunken Lines, Tabard Inn, Tidepools, Today’s Alternative News, and Words of Wisdom. He’s also published over two hundred poems in small press journals such as Clockwise Cat, The New Orphic Review, Pearl, Pudding, and Slipstream. One of his poems won second place in the 2007 African American Writers and Artists contest.