boomer sooner

by William Kemp

William Kemp is a co-founder of words(on)pages, a Toronto-based micropress and super-duo that publishes seasonal chapbooks, a bi-monthly literary magazine called (parenthetical), runs the reading series words(on)stages, and facilitates the occasional workshop. His work has been published by untethered magazineIn/Words, and online by The Hart House Review. His writing on video games can be found at First Person Scholar. Follow him @fakewillkemp to see pictures of his dog.

 

(a found poem comprised entirely of lines from wrestling commentator Jim Ross)

wait a minute
wait a minute
for the love of god someone tell me
this is not happening
i’m @jrsbbq & this limited edition tee
design is badass two exclamation marks
well i think a lot of folks will do things
for money

who the hell is that
is that a woman
shawn michaels shawn michaels
business is about
to pick up here
that’s stone cold
the rattlesnake is back
stone cold
stone cold

stunner
stunner
stunner
stunner
stunner
stunner
stunner
stunner
stunner

stunner

austin is paranoid
he is bloody he is dazed
austin is sick
stone cold is running
like a scalded dog
stone cold is shaking hands
with the devil himself
i got no respect for austin
& i got less for you

sit down you’re making me nervous
i want you to wear a nice shirt
you gotta realize rick
ninety minutes of leave it
to beaver supreme pizza
by god
stunner
it’s a natural thing between
a man and a woman

for the love of god
if you think i’m scowling
i have bell’s palsy
kiss my ass feel something special
i swear to god that’ll stop your heart

oh my god what
he’s tougher than a two
dollar steak
the guts the desire
stunner
from the top turnbuckle
from the ladder
on the nwa main event
live in new york city
what a slobberknocker
he’s getting whipped
like a government mule

sting went for the knee
a right hand
he’s using those
educated feet
triple h just hit austin
in the face with a sledgehammer
that’s pathetic what
a low life son of a bitch
that’s not funny it’s not
a household item
is what the ruling is

stunner

why triple h you son
of a bitch why someone
tell me why dammit
tell me why you’re
having a parade for the undertaker

good god oh my god
what’s gonna happen here
stunner
no don’t do this john
former all fcc defensive tackle
my god look at him go
go for it go for it jeff
he’s possessed
he’s a step or two away from history
oh my god he’s touching the gold
climb the ladder kid
make yourself famous

oh god not again
no no no you gotta
stop him
think of your family
get the cops out here
they’re right above us
folks & i don’t like it a damn bit
someone call the emts
from the top of that ladder
good god almighty
he’s inches away from immortality
bless his little heart
this kid will not die jeff hardy
will not die
stunner
that killed him
as god is my witness
he is broken in half
good god almighty
no disqualifications

[gets lit on fire by kane]
he’s gotta have internal injuries
he’s having a hard time
negotiating back up to his feet

this is what it’s all about
i have to apologize
for being a dink

sweet chin music
stunner
pedigree
figure four leck lock
tombstone piledriver
by god
stunner
inside cradle could this
be all
is this how it’s gonna end
no it’s not gonna end
it’s not gonna end that way
stunner
cover
one two three
it’s over

 


William Kemp is a co-founder of words(on)pages, a Toronto-based micropress and super-duo that publishes seasonal chapbooks, a bi-monthly literary magazine called (parenthetical), runs the reading series words(on)stages, and facilitates the occasional workshop. His work has been published by untethered magazineIn/Words, and online by The Hart House Review. His writing on video games can be found at First Person Scholar. Follow him @fakewillkemp to see pictures of his dog.

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