poetry

Samurai Millionaire

Belushi
in Samurai garb
sword at his side
playing Millionaire
with Regis
the world watches
he answers
in Japanese
Regis’ face
implies it’s wrong
Samurai Millionaire contestant
ejects from his seat
pulls out his sword
points the blade towards
his abdomen
sweating
screaming
Regis says his answer
is correct
relieved
he sits back down
and resumes playing
his dangerous game

Mizippihippi 2005 White Bluff, TN

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