Wade on Birmingham

Archive for December, 2008

buzzword bailout

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Change! Terrorist fist
bump! Maverick! Staycation!
Recessionista! 

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shoulda put a ring on it

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Single ladies, make
sure that ring doesn’t come
with a hidden chain.

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martini to martini

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

The olives go for
a swim in the shallow pool
of gin and vermouth. 

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the girls and boys of 2008

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

No need to visit
baby store for discount kids.
The stork delivers.

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dwt, driving while texting

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Tap tap tap as the
car rushes through traffic, hit
send before we crash. 

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rotting underneath

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Pillowy pile of
leaves yields fertile sludge soaked with
dark brine of decay. 

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atop the tree

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

An angel looks out
over the living room, her
halo protects us. 

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war on santa

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Wanted, for spying
on citizens, scaring kids,
and reindeer fighting. 

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clipboard memorial

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

The fallen have their
names etched in ballpoint, a sheet
of layoff victims.

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a winter tan

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

A holly jolly
season brings tropical sun
and Hawaiian shirts. 

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the ghosts of progress

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Their passing does not
go unnoticed, with spaces
left unfilled, untouched. 

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been here before

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Wake up, look out the
window, and gaze upon the
unchecked horizon. 

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according to plan

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Fairy tales, horror
stories stop with “The End.” Thus
the page turns once more. 

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the pain of letting go

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

I said I didn’t
need you any more. But I
lied just a little.

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modern theater

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Staged coming-of-age
requires uncloseting
of gay mixed-up mensch. 

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