Kimmo Rosenthal
Sorrentino's Shadow
(In appreciation of Gilbert Sorrentino)

Elliptic derangements
Allegories of innocence
The dark and iron world
A mulligan stew unfolding in this strange commonplace
Sublime and absurd, filled with temptresses and poseurs, the profligate and the downtrodden
Hopes and dreams dispersing in a vale of tears in the shadows of the debauched but romantic light of bowling alleys
Having to play the cards we have been dealt in this little casino
Yet we must fare forward bravely, somehow on
Under the empty white moon
Armed with humor
Obdurately laughing