Soft Serve Is For Cowards
By Nic*Rad



we found a group
of dissatisfied
blogger poets
and they started
chanting:

poems about tear gas
are more offensive
than actual
tear gas

some of them were crying

what a good looking
young radical
you would make
in an ad campaign!

there is a depressed dog sitting
outside of the Whole Foods
wagging his tail
out of boredom

i am that dog sometimes
right now

he doesn’t know
anything
about class warfare
or locally sourced
humus

i am wagging my missing tail
out of boredom

one thing we can all share
is the melody of an ice cream truck

there was a rumor
the city was pumping
laughing gas into the sky
these protestors are licking the
backs of their hands

we all taste like our best intentions

someone took a piss
on the sidewalk
just to do it
they’ll never take our freedom

now I’m going to describe
the experience of eating an ice cream cone
with a little poetic device
i call ‘charming irreverence’
get ready







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chrunch chrunch chrunch
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how brave
can anyone be

when surrounded
by frozen yogurt?


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nic rad lives in new york city

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www.nic-rad.com
@nicrad

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