“Radio” by Laurel Blossom
Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools, Hosted by Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2001-2003
No radio in car No radio on board No radio Already stolen Absolutely no radio! Radio broken Alarm is set To go off No radio No money No radio no valuables No radio or valuables in car or trunk No radio Stolen 3X No radio Empty trunk Empty glove compartment Honest In car Nothing of value No radio No nuthin (no kidding) Radio Broken Nothing Left! Radio Gone Note Hole in Dashboard Warning! Radio Will Not Play When Removed Security Code Required Would you keep Anything valuable In this wreck? No valuables In this van Please do not Break-in Unnecessarily Thank you For your kind Consideration Nothing of value in car No radio No tapes No telephone
From The Papers Said , 2001
Greenhouse Review Press
Copyright 2001 by Laurel Blossom.
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About the Poet
Laurel Blossom (1943- ) is the author of the poetry collection Degrees of Latitude (Four Way Books, 2007).
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