by Ivan Offski
madly efficient American diet
happily frequenting the drive-up window
a toast to billions and billions
not of stars.
frigid lakes, clamor of city streets
drowning bards warble National Anthems
the wind bitterly resists.
magnates of industry toast rich and storied tradition
twilit music canned in bright soda pop
cell phones plagiarize telepathy
the illicit neon pornography of night
and that one is out of here.