Dear Andrei

Dear Andrei
just writing you to say
that you're in my
post apocalyptic romantic comedy

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an aspiring cult classic
with both undead and flying saucers
inspired by a book on tape
read by the author

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back in the 20th century, I got hooked
listening to The Dog with the Chip in his Neck
your audio book
only one cassette

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I like to think
that we're kind of the same
you're from Romania
and I'm half Hungarian

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tho I've never been on NPR
and recited poetry
I'm pretty good with rhymes
even if you know more words than me

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anyway, my character Uncle Joe
is an Eastern European collage
one part Andrei Codrescue
and two parts my grandpa

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I hope we can be friends
when maybe someday I'm famous too
and discuss trippy modern trends
that would be super cool

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