ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY by Jericho Brown

To celebrate the release of Jericho Brown‘s new collection The Tradition (out now from Copper Canyon Press), we’re pleased to share “Entertainment Industry,” which will appear in our Spring 2019 issue. Enjoy!

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Scared to see a movie
All the way through
              I got to scream each scene
              Duck and get down
              Mass shooting blues

When you see me coming
  You see me running
  When you see me running
  You run too

  I don’t have kids
  Cuz I’d have to send them to school
                 Aint that safe as any
                 Plan for parenthood
                 Mass shooting blues

When you see me coming
You see me running
If you can beat a bullet
You ought to run too