PLEASE FORM YOUR ANSWERS IN THE FORM OF A QUESTION

PLEASE FORM YOUR ANSWERS IN THE FORM OF A QUESTION

By: J. Archer Avary

who is 
citizen sugarcane
the diabetic sweetheart
an Oscar imposter
crackhead method actor
shirtless and tweaking out
high AF on bath salts 
and strapped to the hood 
of Boss Hogg’s Cadillac
check his airway
he’s horny
might need CPR

who is
hellfire on the airwaves 
a shock-jock deejay talking 
smack talk sugar smacks
in second-hand Ray-Bans 

who is
Mister Transistor 
gave your sister wicked blisters 
treading heavy Doc Martens
across the Gadsden flag 
in these Solid States of America
like a bolt of lightning
you plug it in a socket

who is
Captain Fantastic 
large and in charge 
with a rhubarb gold credit card
the one who gives no fucks
the one who gives two shits
the one who gives 
the marching orders

where is 
the line, the hook,
the whip-appeal in the spiel
that sinking feeling
of negative dopamine
when you’re sick from sugar 
and can’t afford 
the insulin

J. Archer Avary (he/him) is a former TV weatherman and founder of Sledgehammer Lit. His debut novella ‘The Dog Sitter’ is forthcoming in July via Daily Drunk Press. He lives on a tiny island in the English Channel with his wife, and has been told he makes a mean chili.

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You can find J. Archer Avary @j_archer_avary on Twitter.

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