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Sign Here to Keep Your Children Safe

She knocked on the door, then nocked an arrow.

“Greetings, homeowner,” she said. “Would you like to sign our anti-longbow petition?”

“Uh, sure,” said the citizen. He signed. Then she shot him in the leg.

“Thanks,” she said. “Register your assault charge with the police to help advance our cause!”

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: In Death as in Life

Thrashing through the midnight darkness,
he stumbled
but did not cry out.

Silently he lay
listening to silence.

Then he fumbled
in his pocket
for a match.

In the flame’s flickering glow, he was struck
by irony
and the traitor’s arrow.

He had assumed
he would die
by the sword.