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Zorro as Alarm Clock

 

Zorro tells me when to wake up. 5:47 on weekdays; 8 on weekends.  When I try
to hit the snooze button that I forget isn’t there, he twirls his cape from his back,
rolls it tight and snaps my neck. If I do it again he cracks his whip around my
hand, and yanks it like the leash of a disobedient Chihuahua. I’m usually up by
then. But once I did it a third time. He twirled the ends of his skinny stache,
shook his head, cracked his knuckles, and removed his mask.

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About Daniel Romo

Author of When Kerosene's Involved (Mojave River Press, 2014) and Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013). I'm partial to prose poems. Alliteration. And fragments.

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