Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hooray by Greg Santos


Yes, the world
will not have ended in 2012
as the Mayans predicted
but sadly nor will
hoverboards be en vogue.
The sun will continue to die,
magnificent tiny creatures
with feelers and luminescent bodies

we’ve never even discovered
will have gone extinct
under our noses,
but on the plus side
things will be sleeker,
shinier, smaller,
and more expensive.

Greg Santos is the author of The Emperor's Sofa (DC Books, 2010). He is also the poetry editor at pax americana.

This Zine Will Change Your Life previously published A Love Poem for Shelley by Hulk by Greg Santos which we are proud to let you know appears in The Emperor's Sofa. We are also happy to share with you that we recently riffed on The Emperor's Sofa over at our corporate blog This Blog Will Change your Life. Check it out.

Street artist unknown.
Photo by Adam Lawrence.

"Calamity Song" comes from The Decemberists current release "The King is Dead." 

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