Monday, January 13, 2014

Pulp Poem of the Week

Nice old ladies
poison whole families.
Clean-cut kids
commit multiple holdups and shootings.
Bank managers with spotless records going back

     twenty years
are found out to be long-term embezzlers.
And successful and popular and supposedly
    happy novelists
get drunk and put their wives in the hospital.
We know damn little about what makes
even our best friends tick.

          Raymond Chandler
          The Long Goodbye

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