Smushy mushy heart

Smushy mushy heart
springs back like Silly Putty
even when it’s broke.

RIP Blockbuster: A pop culture haiku

(This haiku was inspired by “R.I.P. Blockbuster, You Frustratingly Magical Franchise, You” by Kevin Fallon in the Daily Beast)

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RIP Blockbuster Video

By Jen Maidenberg

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Neighborhood stop for

high school dates rated PG.

Press play. Then make out.

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blockbuster-closing

Time spent dreaming

Longing for the day
When my dreams count as real life
And I remember.

Only good ones though–
Sidewalk reunions, relief.
Scattered song and dance.

I could do without
underground caves teeming with
naked mannequins.