White Courtesy Telephone
Trickster God, out of work, needs to get with the times.
Adopt a style of irony. Stop with the one-liners and lewd t-shirts.
Trickster God needs a makeover. Fake breasts. A sparkly new smile.
An updated look. Trickster God is the old sugar in the salt shaker.
The old whistle out of tune. Trickster God is a short-sheeted bed,
a toilet papered tree, a Chinese fire drill. Trickster God is the bull
in the china shop. The tempest in the teapot. Trickster God wants
to write crank letters but no one reads their mail anymore.
Trickster God wants to make joke phone calls but no one answers
their phone anymore. Trickster God needs a screenwriting class, a
comedy troupe, skills of improvisation. Trickster God can speak
300 languages but still can’t get an interview. Trickster God waits in
the line at the unemployment office. Brushes up on some
computer skills. Trickster God applies online. Checks email.
Faxes references. Provides writing samples. Trickster God wipes
that smile off your face.