Prepper Classified Ad Poem
The Milwaukee book release event for my book Apocalypse Any Day Now is happening this Friday (April 12, 7pm) at Woodland Pattern Book Center! The beautiful Woodland Pattern is more famous for being the heart center of poetry in Milwaukee than it is for books practicing doomsday scenarios.
To celebrate my appearance there, I took a couple of classified ads I found while working on my book and reworked them into a poem. Kind of a found object art, I suppose.
Prepper Classified Ad
Drama…save it for someone else, not our thing
We are not a typical militia
We are preppers as well
We also are a family and a community orientated militia
We have that bug out location if y’all don’t have one
We have a well that is never ending.
We ask that if y’all come, bring as much
i.e. pain killers
bring ammo and guns
The two people in charge are former military
We can and have the will power to protect you
I won’t mince words
I can not guarantee that you will be running around in a silk robe in a 20 story community with a shopping mall and a swimming pool on every floor…
Bring your chickens, your critters, your children
I offer protection
I offer the country
the combined resources
Apocalypse Any Day Now: Deep Underground With America’s Doomsday Preppers is available now wherever books are sold and online at: www.chicagoreviewpress.com/ApocalypseAnyDayNow
Tea is appearing at Woodland Pattern Book Center this Friday at 7pm, with an after party at Landmark Lanes at 9. For more upcoming appearances (including West Bend, Madison, Wisconsin Rapids, and Chicago) click here: https://teakrulos.com/upcoming-appearances/