Open Mic by Michael H. Brownstein

Hi, thanks for the nice intro—
But I don’t play a musical instrument.
I can’t sing worth a prayer.
I don’t write poetry
And I can’t tell a joke to save my life.
I do carry a gun.
I shoot people.
Better call the authorities before it’s too late.
This place is packed.
Someone is sure to die.

michael-h-brownstein
Michael H. Brownstein has been widely published throughout the small and literary presses. He has nine poetry chapbooks including Poems from the Body Bag (Ommation Press, 1988), Firestorm: A Rendering of Torah (Camel Saloon Press, 2012), The Possibility of Sky and Hell: From My Suicide Book (White Knuckle Press, 2013).

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