Watching Finnish TV

Stephen Kuusisto, Letters to Borges

People in Finland are fairly decent

Though they’re deformed by Martin Luther


& warm hearted, but when asked

They do indeed know how


To shoot you in snow

—Unlike Americans


Or Russians

They feel bad about it


Killing you that is

You didn’t especially


Deserve to die

But standing around


Is always a mistake




Turn up


Rub off

On you


Devil’s thoughts



& though

At the end


You went bad

On the outside


You looked great.


Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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