Editor’s Note: For six years running, contributing author Zach Adler has spent the month of April putting out a poem a day. By turns earnest and wry, these poems are based on prompts (and often forms) chosen at random using a deck of cards. The prompts range from “The Grandfather Paradox” to “Emotional Adultery” to “White Person Dreadlocks”. This year we decided to turn all his entertainment-related National Poetry Month entries into a series of our own. 

Follow the rest of Zach’s daily poems and plumb the archives on his blog

6691dc30e22d7d5f22a302aeefe2e14eSeven of Hearts – Dead Dogs


You wake up to Kelsey Grammar
His voice
Delivering some one-liner
And as you adjust your eyes
You see a small dog with perfect timing
Scamper off-screen
Somewhere people are laughing

You don’t laugh but
You tell yourself that
Yes somehow Eddie Crane
Could still be alive

You lie
On the couch half-watching
Enveloped in the blue glow