Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Products Liability Poem

In Monday's Writer's Almanac, Garrison Keillor brings us the poem "Warnings" by David Allen Sullivan.  An excerpt:

A can of self-defense pepper spray says it may
irritate the eyes, while a bathroom heater says it's
not to be used in bathrooms. I collect warnings
the way I used to collect philosophy quotes.

....

What would I have done without: Remove infant
before folding for storage, Do not use hair dryer
while sleeping, Eating pet rocks may lead to broken
teeth, Do not use deodorant intimately?


Goodbye to all those sentences that sought
to puncture the illusory world-like the warning
on the polyester Halloween outfit for my son:
Batman costume will not enable you to fly.

You can hear Garrison Keillor read the poem as well.

(Thanks to Point of Law).

- SBS

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