A Room Full of People

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From D.C. – an editorial strip originally published during the years 1981 -1984 in the Loyola Phoenix. Later compiled as The Traveler – Vintage Comix -1981-1991. Artwork and text copyright Danny Grosso. 

At the correspondents dinner

they joke about

a room full of narcissists.

Everybody laughs

self consciously

for a few seconds

and then it’s almost quiet

and amid the chairs squeaking

and muffled grunting

around the round

tables

a man waits in vain

wanting only to hear his name

spoken from the podium

and a woman checks her teeth

in the reflection

of a shiny knife.

 

Danny Grosso 

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