|January 2005 / Volume VI / Issue I|
|Jason Floyd Williams
foreign policy is the name of the show.
The Diaster family, a current
amalgamation of the Kennedys courting
the Lost in Space clan, experiences
a slew of natural/social catastrophes–
whether it is an avalanche, earthquake, volcano,
civil war, uprisings, etc.– in each adventure
& they have the myopic juggler’s
tendency to lose a family member
Say, grandmother burns her legs
to candle stubs in molten lava;
the second cousin is beheaded
in a widdling mistake; the dog is
used as accidential bait to catch
a 100ft giant squid.
These reverse, bad-luck Noahs.
These poor Burgess Merediths
in The Twilight Zone.
That’s how the series goes.
Until they're all that’s left.
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