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Zorro as Couch Potato


Zorro knows how to kill a day. He curls up in the couch, remote in one hand Hot Cheetos in the other, far away from coups and disputes over sacred Motherlands. He prefers to watch college football. Says kicking a last second, game-tying field goal is the most difficult thing a man can do besides taking a life. Says he would make a great quarterback—captain of the team knowing when to go for the jugular: a homerun heave meeting his wide receiver’s speed down the sidelines, and when to throw the ball away surrendering, living to fight another play.


About Daniel Romo

Author of Apologies in Reverse (FutureCycle Press, 2019), 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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