December 10th, 2005

Egrets Reading

Killer Kisses

My news headline poem, Killer Kisses, is online now at The New Verse News.

I wrote this a couple weeks ago when I heard about that poor girl in Canada who died after kissing her boyfriend because she was allergic to peanut butter.

News poetry is so fleeting because the story fades so quickly. Only two weeks later, most people have probably forgotten about this story.

I worried after sending it whether it was too flip, considering the suffering of this poor girl's family. Even now, I'm not sure.