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Poetry: Pokémon, Pokémon, Pokémon

Out of the Sandbox

By Preston Caruso

Pokémon, Pokémon, Pokémon

It’s always about Pokémon

Shoulders stick up towards the clouds, eyes dart to and fro.

Comments come like a little wisp

Not long enough to be enjoyed as any sort of respite.

Leaving only painful shivers.

Different names, different games

But it’s all just Pokémon to me

The sounds of explosions and heavy sword slashes and sugary reward music fill the air

Like the muffling curse of distance being shoved in your ear

Blasting from speakers wired by withered, calloused little hands

While grown, healthy, meaty hands misshape the plastic

I can’t snide, or sneer like the professors

Who forgot all the hours dissipated by Dateline and Murder She Wrote

I just resent all the friends, all the words, all the times murdered by this impenetrable wall

A wall of interest, a wall of money, keys shaped like frivolous Japanese electronics

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