Joe Dolce: Two Poems

If Good News Sold Newspapers   If good news sold newspapers murder would make page 3 as headlines shouted VLAD PUTIN HAD TWO BLINTZES TODAY WITH TEA Bulletin Just In: THE SUN IS PERFECTLY ROUND AGAIN paparazzi would photograph lovers holding hands along the Seine Politics compressed as an insert in the middle and never repeated or recycled as wrapping for fish & chips for any who much cared to read it the serial killers and rapists expensive bottles of Grange would never even rate a banner just a box on the crosswords page pasty-faced brokers and businessmen with ponzi…

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