published june 15, 2019
Shaq Fu 2k19: Ben Shapiro Edition
by Chuck Sebian-Lander
can a youtube debate go so poorly
that its loser gets dunked on hard enough
to drive him down to the earth's core
at such velocity that the planet's gravitational center
shifts, tilting toward his dunk-slammed sternum
and compacting him, under the tremendous sudden pressure,
into the shape and rough texture of a diamond?
then there might be some value to the enterprise
Chuck Sebian-Lander is a poet from Maryland. His work has been featured in Prometheus Dreaming, GRAVITAS, and Castabout Literature. The mammoth, ancient tree in his backyard has been struck by lightning twice, yet remains standing.