Joe is soft around the middle but that
doesn’t bother Pattie.
She nibbles some bits and waits for him
Pattie scrolls through the evening news:
“Today in an action reminiscent of the worst
excesses of the 1960’s, a feminist icon burst
“Oh me, oh my,” Patti sighs, “She’s so nuts
and so obnoxious!”
Joe watches T.V.
The Ms. America Pageant is over;
Ms. Arkansas is crowned.
“I will use my beauty to heal the World!”
The audience goes wild with sincerity.
Tiny red lights roam the crowd as paid
snipers randomly shoot people for
As Ms. Congeniality stalks across the stage to
snatch her check from the emcee Pattie
pulls a knife on Joe.
“You’re such a cynic I could
kill you!” She says.
And she does.
(c) Rob Goldstein 2016