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Choices

Marvyne Jenoff
From:   Crackerjack Umbrella. Twoffish Press, 2008.


TV Detective X, in the rainy dark,
single-handedly solves a 50-year-old train robbery
and catches a most-wanted serial killer at the same time:

__a) All detectives catch serial killers
__b) All serial killers get caught
__c) No other serial killers get caught
__d) No one but TV Detective X catches serial killers

TV Heiress Y, in the glow of old-world antiques,
single-handedly raises billions for a new opera,
rescues a child, and finds true love forever:

__a) All heiresses find true love forever
__b) True love forever is always found
__c) True love forever is never found
__d) No one but TV Heiress Y finds true love forever

Poet M, on a shaded afternoon,
amid stale bed-pillows, cheap chocolates and neglected cats,
watches TV instead of writing poetry:

__a) All poets watch TV instead of writing poetry
__b) No poetry gets written
__c) All possible poetry gets written.
__d) No one but poet M watches TV instead of writing poetry

__e) Some poets watch TV sometimes and write poetry sometimes.
Poet M, remote in one hand and pen in the other,
writes a poem about TV.



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