Evan Turissini, Bucknell University
The splattered brain and blood
cover the window and floor
like a classic Pollock.
A tortured artist, the fan girls giggled,
as they scooped and bottled his fluids
to sell as souvenirs and hang at
the new Hard Rock Cafe in Santa Fe.
A few of them boldly took a lock of hair
or a tooth for their own collection.
The notes carved into the walls
were supposed to be his magnum opus;
he would have been wounded
when they used it as a jingle
for a cereal commercial.
Evan Turissini is a junior at Bucknell University. He was last seen in England ruling the country Weekend-at-Bernie’s-style with David Cameron’s comatose body. He has been published in Right Hand Pointing, My Favorite Bullet, The Light Ekphrastic, and The First Day, among others.