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By Jennifer Recchio

Have you ever wondered
how characters in commercials
are getting on with their lives
after losing their jobs,
cooking talking meat,
and breaking up with a broom?

Do you ever think about
how their divorce proceedings
are going or if they had
a psychological break down
wondering if it counts as murder
to eat a singing hamburger?

Maybe these characters
are in group therapy
in commercial land
where they trade secrets
for overcoming hair loss
and cleaning those
hard to reach places.

Maybe you would rather
assume they stop existing
when the commercial ends,
their universe erupting
in a transfusion of light,
the talking steak
crying for its mother,
the girl on crutches
reaching out
one last time
to the duck
as they evaporate
into the static.

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