Rick and Morty Mello Yello Mixes

wendy’s just released

the rick and morty mello yello mixes

to commemorate

the new fifth season

“taste the interdimensional mixes

of portal time lemon lime

& berryjerryboree.”

& i know that

this is just another

two-corporation sales ploy

in los angeles

they turned

an entire wendy’s

into a morty’s

just like when the simpsons movie came out

& they turned a seattle 7-11

into the kwik-e-mart

but i don’t just wish to taste

soda suds of adult swim advertising

this carbonated sweetness

doesn’t just bring joy

my geeky love for cartoons

isn’t why my sweet tooth aches with grief

because yes

this is one of my top three favorite shows

but as i sip

my sci-fi syrup concoction

all i can hear is

the beloved memory

of my dear friend fin

who loved this show so much

& never lived

to see their twenty-first birthday

let alone

the fourth season

of their favorite show

& i know it might seem silly

that a goofy sci-fi show

filled with gross jokes

holds the weight

of the biggest joy i can find

inside one of the worst things

that’s ever happened to me

because to grieve

is not just to cry

it is also to find

the echo of the dead’s laughter

inside your joy

wendy’s just released

the rick and morty mello yello mixes

to commemorate

the new fifth season

“taste the interdimensional mixes

of portal time lemon lime

& berryjerryboree.”


Mercury-Marvin Sunderland (he/him) is a transgender autistic gay man with Borderline Personality Disorder. He’s from Seattle and currently attends the Evergreen State College. He’s been published by University of Amsterdam’s Writer’s Block, UC Davis’ Open Ceilings, and UC Santa Barbara’s Spectrum. He’s @RomanGodMercury on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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