? SLAB | Sound & Literary Art Book

Issue 7

Poetry

Russ Woods

A Poem Written While Waiting For A Tow Truck


Godzilla heard a poem at a reading that was the most boring 
poem to ever contain the word fart. The poet advertised the 
fact that it contained the word fart so he could sell the audience on the poem before he read it. The audience laughed 
respectfully.
Godzilla was watching a movie with Mothra, whom he loved, 
on the couch. Godzilla kept making his eyelids go wide and 
making mental notes about the movie’s plot to keep himself 
awake. Every time he would start to drift off, Mothra would get 
irritated. The movie might have been the best movie Godzilla 
had ever seen.
Godzilla has been thinking about it and he doesn’t think Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey could ever, at this point, decombine to form two separate circuses without carrying each 
other inside.  They have been merged so thoroughly for so 
long that their parts are indistinguishable. Whose elephant is 
this? Bailey’s? Elder Ringling’s? No one knows.