I was going to write a short story

You may want to empty this before you turn it over to the kids

I was going to write a short story
where Ryan Lochte
the famous Olympian was at
this kegger and felt himself
releasing in the shallow end
and thought about how
he could cross Atlanta
just stopping at each house to
drink beer and pee
in the pool
even one of those kiddie pools
from Wal-Mart would work to
keep the stream alive
but John Cheever came to me
while I was sleeping
and Burt Lancaster stood behind him
cracking his knuckles
and I immediately got the picture—

so, sorry, New Yorker

—Don Whittington

Burt Lancaster and Janet Landgard wondering where the car chases are

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