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19-7



King Kong Holds a Press Conference

Listen, I'm Mr. Big where I come from.
I show the reptiles I work with respect,
so I expect to get some back from them.
That's what you do to survive in the swamp.

I know that I'm not charm school material.
You might say my approach is too direct.
I guess these modern women types don't want
an ape like me to sweep them off their feet.

My lawyer says that anything we did
was consensual. I don't think the fact
I'm forty feet tall made any difference.
She didn't seem the type to scare easily.

I saw her bat those baby-blues at me.
I don't know why she called out the airplanes.

by Chris Bullard

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Chris Bullard lives in Philadelphia, PA. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and his MFA from Wilkes University. Finishing Line Press published his poetry chapbook, Leviathan, in 2016. Kattywompus Press published High Pulp, a collection of his flash fiction, in 2017. His work has appeared in publications such as 32 Poems, Green Mountains Review, Rattle, Pleiades, River Styx, and Nimrod.