If I Were Burt Reynolds

Christmas, 2003 / No. 11

I’d never be afraid.

One smirk at the lens leaves

Smokey eating my dust.

Shoot the rapids with ease—

ace the Cannonball Run.

Tight shirts—tight slacks—tight smile

perfect blonds every night.

Never afraid to look you

in the eye and say: Hi,

my name is Burt Reynolds.

Karyn Bonham lives in Dufferin Grove. She writes music reviews for Broken Pencil. Last updated Christmas, 2003.