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Poetry of Issue #8        Page 23

FOUND POEM WITH SANTA CLAUS AND A MARTIAN

Martian Ruler Kimar is upset
that the children
of Mars
are lazy
and under the influence
of too much pop culture
from Earth.
They are obsessed
with the planet’s TV shows
and don’t want
to do much
of anything.
In an attempt
to get the kids
peppy
again, Kimar orders
the kidnapping
of Santa Claus, hoping
that the jolly,
old toymaker will know
how to cheer
the children
up again.
But two
Earth kids are
also abducted,
and this
makes matters worse
for Kimar.

  Joey Nicoletti