THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A KENNY


Gregory Laynor

1.
Kenny is a foreign song I learned in Utah.
 
2.
Kenny is the Judy Blume of the avant-garde.
 
3.
Dear Gregory,
I don't like number 3. Can you rewrite that one?
Best, Adam
 
4.
Kenny is the discrete charm of the bourgeoisie.
Kenny is Official Unofficial Verse Culture.
K=E=N=N=Y. Kentucky. KY.
Kenny is to the university as Chris Burden is to the automobile.
 
5.
Kenny clicks "edit undo" on Erased de Kooning.
 
6.
Kenny is Beckett in Yiddish.
 
7.
Kenny is the mystic writing pad.
Kenny is the laugh of the Medusa.
Kenny is beyond the pleasure principle.
Kenny is the future of an illusion.
Kenny is Moses as an Egyptian.
Kenny is civilization and its discontents.
Kenny is the return of the repressed.
 
8.
Kenny is the footnotes without the Wasteland.
 
9.
Kenny is a blurb in a book made entirely of blurbs.
 
10.
Kenny is the shape of things to come.
Kenny is business as usual.
Kenny is the road to perdition.
Kenny is the valley of the shadow of death.
Kenny is a shadow of one's former self.
Kenny is at this juncture.
Kenny is a dead letter.
Kenny is a deadly menace.
Kenny is a clean sheet.
Kenny is a social butterfly.
 
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