Super Poems II, by Brent Dixon, Kristen Foster, and Christopher Shipman
Man where’s your can do attitude? / All it takes to succeed // is adderrall, xanax, and money
Do you try to kill everyone? Or Only the ones you have to?
So opens the second collaborative collection of Super Poems, with Two Questions for Every Player. This unassuming little volume assails our existential questions, illuminated by the blue screen, in the company of our old favorite characters who limp along beside us, as bewildered by the world as we are.
Foreign TongueThe castle speaks lizard. Lost princesses speak castle. Mario speaks English in Mushroom Kingdom and in America.In a castle, if you don’t know what to say, say please.Only the lizard knows when the princess asks what holds her to this fiery bridge, where language is liminal, she really saysThis is America. Live with it. What castle isn’t on fire?