Paul Grimstad

To the Denizens of Oshkosh

We’ll be opening an embassy
near here. It is to be yellow.
You’ll be asked to stand
beside it, so please keep it simple.

This arctic hick just got minimal!

The flag screws in over there.
These helmets (also yellow) will work.
And you can use this to stab at cruising
balloons, so we can listen to them hiss.
If you look you can see that we too,

as we sink into rhinestone, are yellow.
Our embassy is getting lighter;
it’s brooding over the dunes.