Get Out of Dodge

He cried when Milburn
looked to die–
“Snake bit,” he hollered
with fist to sky.
“You cain’t kill a doktor–
It jus tain’t right.”
And Festus wept
Throughout the night.

Do old reruns confuse our simple minds
Harkening back to gentler times
“What in tarnation have you gone and dun?”
Killed a generation without a gun–
All it took was an episode or few–
Al Bundy or that Half a man and two.

Of course, it’s not that simple–or perhaps it really is
Laugh just once and down they come–
Goodness doomed
In the name of fun.

Where’s John Proctor when you need him?


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