Wednesday, June 24, 2020

For Thomas Pynchon

Rocket Limerick
There once was a writer whose pinch on,
twixt thumb and forefinger, flicked a switch on,
sent across the sky screaming,
in the morning light gleaming,
a sound-breaking rocket of mention.

The V-2 rocket was fascist Germany's most terrifying weapon, working its deadly destruction at greater-than-sound speed. Fascism is never very far away, not when Extra Pound makes an appearance - or even more so, when he doesn't seem to.

Hello Extra.


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