“In Service” By James B. Nicola

When you bow down, bow low so that your fore-head touches the ground. Then the emperoror president is pleased. This is the wayto fool the fool so he won't ask for more. Should Caesar linger long enough, try kneeling.This might convince him, if he's at all feeling,that he owes you. And he may knight you, …

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“Topless woman steals baby Jesus from Vatican nativity scene” By Timothy Pilgrim

(with a nod to Euronews.com) Carried carved infant to a boat, nninnillfloated down the Tiber, him safe mmmmmmmmin valley between her breasts. mmmmmmmmmmmShouted her maiden name was Dante, at Christmas missed mmmmmmmmmmmnine levels of hell, also Les Baux. nninnillSaid she alone dared save mmmmmmmmthe savior. The pope viewed surveillance video many times, decreed Jesus could …

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“Suggested Taxonomies” By Sean Alan Cleary

Name your fears— name them Liam or Paul, or Gertrude if it fits best give them noses, habits like constitutional walks after dinner, or snooker or chess. Give them eye colors, salty smells when they exercise and haven’t showered, when they stare at you with a towel over their shoulder at the door to the …

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