Mortal Kombat

by Kathleen Rooney

Kathleen Rooney

Intentional misspelling
indicates ruthlessness.
one plays best when feeling
incinerating rage & thinking
"Jean-Claude Van Danme."
When the world seems like
a deadpan landscape devoid
of narrative, hand-to-hand
yourself a Controller
& high punch your pain,
low punch your worry,
high kick your sorrow,
& low kick your student debt,
& block climate change
& if our garbage president
enters your brain,

Last updated February 23, 2023