“Damnation of the Innocent 2” © Edward Michael Supranowicz


Appropriate Humor

One of the purposes of dirty cars and trucks
is so someone might write ‘Wash Me’
on the back of a dirty window
poking fun at its owner,
telling them what they needed to do,

but this dirty truck had a different
message on its back panel,
instead, reading ‘Fuck Putin’
after he had invaded Ukraine,
a war for no reason,

other than to amuse himself
and follow in Hitler’s footsteps.
I laughed, and agreed,
yes, fuck Putin,
it can’t happen soon enough.


Duane Anderson currently lives in La Vista, NE. He has had poems published in Fine Lines, Cholla Needles, Tipton Poetry Journal, and several other publications. He is the author of Yes, I Must Admit We Are Neighbors, On the Corner of Walk and Don’t Walk, and The Blood Drives: One Pint Down.

Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Another Chicago Magazine, The Door Is a Jar, The Phoenix, and other journals. Edward is also a published poet.