Poetry: Three Basic Cable Couplets by Larry O. Dean

Mia Is on Cloud Nine

Mia is on cloud nine when she’s invited to join a modeling agency.

Frightened and confused, she wanders the streets of Boston wearing a blood-soaked blue dress with $10,000 in her pocket.


There’s a Sicko on the Loose

There’s a sicko on the loose, and he’s managed to kidnap little Zoe.

Little does she know, this “clergyman” is actually the sexy local carpenter!


What Do You Do

What do you do when your daughter keeps getting cut from the cheerleading squad?

Young mom Cathy just can’t handle her maternal responsibilities and gives her daughter, Andrea, up for adoption.


Larry O. Dean was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan, and Murray State University’s lowresidency MFA program. He is author of numerous chapbooks, including I Am Spam (2004), abbrev (2011), and About the Author (2011). A full-length collection, Brief Nudity, was released in 2013 by Salmon Poetry. In addition, he is a singer-songwriter, performing solo as well as with his current band, The Injured Parties. Contact him at larryodean.com.

Photo credit: Alvimann, morguefile.com

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