that’s amore

infomercials about The Dean Martin Show
saturated my teenage saturday afternoons

my mom never let me buy
this coveted, boozy, melodic box set

i faithfully previewed the same shtick, on loop
always a sucker for a man with a microphone

it’s no wonder i ended up being
such a sure thing at karaoke bars

Megan Cannella (@megancannella) is a Midwestern transplant currently living in Nevada. For over a decade, Megan has bounced between working at a call center, grad school, and teaching. She has work (currently and forthcoming) in @3moonpublishing, @PorcupineLit, @VerseZine, and @perhappened.

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