How I Learned to Close My Eyes Whenever Faced with a Blank


by Vassilis Zambaras

Caption: Klozed till further notiz

Caption: Klozed till further notiz

“Closed, You Klutzes”

You say____ know
A healthy____
Leads to a____ mind
And ____-versa but


I ask all____ you out
There clamoring to___ in-
Doors____ of the driving rain,


Would ____body
With an open____ choose
To exercise it
In a____ gym?


[Please fill in the blanks and submit your answer via the comment stream.]

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MELIGALAS Greece—(Weekly Hubris)—07/25/11—For yearz this traffic sign in Megalopolis haz been diligently direkting all interested partiez headed towards Kalamata to stop by and check out their cool indoor stadium/gym—but seriously folks—why would anybody in their right mind chooze to do such a foolish thing if the gym in question waz forever klosed? It’s a good thing the Health Center is right across the street from the gym, just in case such a vizit spelled dizaster for those die-hard exercize freaks waiting ad infinitum for the doorzzzzzzzzzz to open.


About Vassilis Zambaras

Vassilis Zambaras According to such reliable inside sources as The Weekly Hubris’s Publishing-Editor, VazamBam aka Vassilis Zambaras is all of the following, and more, in an order no one can vouchsafe as definitive: a publishing poet who writes every day of his life; a hugely successful father (and a not-so-very-successful local political candidate); a professor of English as a Foreign Language, with portfolio; a Renaissance Man of many skills, useful and not-so; a fount of information about his particular corner of his birth country; an unstable and utterly unique mix of Greek and American, American and Greek; and the man fortunate and wily enough to have made off with Messenia’s loveliest and most talented local daughter as his child bride. Besides being all the aforementioned, other more dubious sources have also reported seeing him hanging out at the corner of—in the guise of a “new old kid on the blog, with an occasional old or new poem written off the old writer’s block.” Author Photo: Pericles Boutos
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