—a poem by Kevin Heaton

Back-scratch hopscotch DC sump pump sewer rat kickback
collapsed lung udder pap bungee chord bailout stretched-out
tube sock cyborg text-brain hi-def bar code smart chip pill
head Chairman Mao red suit Van Gogh brushstroke Dachau
face-splash PC repeat cattle camp brand burn Garth Brooks
sing-along ugly light boot-scoot.

Kevin Heaton is originally from Kansas and Oklahoma, and now lives and writes in South Carolina. His work has appeared in a number of publications including: Guernica, Rattle, Slice Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Adroit Journal and Verse Daily. He is a Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee.