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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Puppy Love

by Alan S. Kleiman

Oh baby,  Puppy love,
It’s like spring time
For rednecks
Spring time
In the midst of the monsoon
Spring time when all cicadas are screaming their legs off
At full bore
And there’s a lightning storm
And thunder
And Alex Rodriguez just hit a GRAND SLAM HOME RUN
In the bottom of the 9th 2 outs 2 strikes
And the Yankees win the WORLD SERIES 5 to 2
That’s like the way it is
Oh yea, and there’s some passion
and mooning and spooning and holding hands
and that kind of mushy stuff too
But that’s mostly for girls cause
For guys they’re thinking home run derby firecrackers
and red hot tamales.


  1. Red hot poem just in time for baseball season. A home run!

  2. Ah, I remember it so well. Who doesn't? Truly evocative.