While Communist Europe Sleeps, Dean Anna Homers

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While Communist Europe sleeps, Dean Anna homers into the lean American night.

While Communist Europe stamps its feet impatiently, Dean Anna eats contentedly beside the fire a stew made from stinging nettle and bonedust.

While Communist Europe wails like a child, Dean Anna fashions a crude but effective tourniquet from the uniform sleeve of the just-dead.

While Communist Europe pouts sullenly, Dean Anna tears the bodice off 50 appreciative women simultaneously.

While Communist Europe is at the opera, Dean Anna hums along to the sound of buckshot over the prairie.

While Communist Europe fiddles among its own ruins, Dean Anna utters the word rebar casually in a sentence.

While Communist Europe suffocates under the burden of history, Dean Anna buys a parcel of land just outside Nacogdoches.

While Communist Europe wades through millenia of bureaucracy, Dean Anna uses his rifle butt as an impromptu gavel.

While Communist Europe talks and talks, Dean Anna punches the game-legged deputy and then buys him a drink.



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Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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Carson, are you reading Armageddon Averted while drinking again?