2011 -- 3.2 (Spring) Poetry

Taking Love (winner of the Swampscribes Booty Call contest)

by Joel Hanson

It was hot

like really hot

I mean she was a solid ten

like on a scale of one to ten, ten being the most attractive

I thought there was really something there, ya know?

Beyond the physical

If that’s a thing

I though we were just about to make that connection

And then she screamed rape


Joel Hanson is a mediocre writer and amateur cowboy. He spends his spare time golfing, at the beach, napping in his hammock, wooing your little sister, making cocktails, playing PlayStation, cooking things he sees Emeril make, and bowling. His favorite television shows are Archer, Rescue Me, How I Met Your Mother, Jersey Shore, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, and Dragon Ball Z. Joel dreams of someday starting one of those giant bar brawls that you see in old western movies, pulling a gun on an attacker armed with a knife, rewriting Jaws to star the ocean’s real apex predator-the orca, and retiring to someplace exotic with a petite blonde to do his laundry. In the meantime, Joel is content to take long naps, drink tall beers, and cook short orders.