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  • Gary Hunter

Comedy Writer? Jan. 30, 2023

not only do I endlessly

scavenge for poetry subjects

to scoop up and write about

but from another appendage

of my brain I’m crafting

the same material into skits

for Saturday Night Live

like dueling trains of thought

one that develops lyrically serious

poetry culminating in sterling revelations

even I never saw coming

the other slapping together

scraps of life in ridiculous

Akroyd and Belushi ways

that have already impressed

Lorne Michaels to hold up a thumb

for the brilliance of their comedy

wellin a dream


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