Volume 22, Number 4


I hereby go on record
in support of ground squirrels.
I endorse the mashing of potatoes.
I back banana slugs and egg-laying mammals.

I condone the use of violins, maintain
the right to bear arms, legs and a torso,
side with root rot, subscribe
to the theory that plankton exists.

I vote unilaterally for affection,
recommend equal action on tectonic plates
and will forever defend photosynthesis.

I demand saltwater.

I believe in tangerines, lemurs, blue-tail flies and fire.
I swear by all that is wholly original.
I advocate play and
uphold light.

I urge the immediate and irrevocable passage
of all universal laws, reasonable measures and natural acts.

Thank you.

—Wayne Lee