Owen Hart

The delivery guys gasp and gather

around the TV, jostle each other
to see Owen facedown in the ring,
one arm cactused upward.

I’m in the back room at Tony’s Pizza,
folding boxes when he falls.
Kansas City shouts. Claps.
The announcer says: this is not

entertainment, this is
as real as real can be,
folks. The crowd on their feet,
children perched on parents’
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