Wheel of Fortune

April 22, 2008

I work in this
pile of shavings
carving Santa Clauses
from cedar and bass
like Pinocchio’s dad
I send them out
in the off season

somebody’s wife
will buy it in June
and when she gets
home
will say “look
honey
what I
bought”

somebody’s husband
who just had
an afternoon affair
with her best
friend will look
at the piece of
wood held
by the
Vanna White
hands
and not
be able
to solve
the puzzle

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American Sentence #6

April 22, 2008

Carving Santa Claus out of cedar like I was Pinocchio’s dad.