I used to imagine lumps in front of the TV
slack-jawed popcorn eaters
but now they’ve crawled inside the box
displaced the Executive Wing
with off-key renditions of Moon River
or swimming in a tank
of oily squid
Return to your seats, O Couch Dwellers
I’ll serve you drinks on trays
with ice and salty snacks
with creamy dips.
Return to your armchair and your remote
your daily art form in flannel
and faux suede.
Mimi Moriarty lives in upstate New York, holds an MFA from Goddard College, and teaches creative writing workshops. Her chapbook, War Psalm, was published by Finishing Line Press in August 2007.