Iowa Writes

The So-Called Nazi at the Last Supper

I regret the fact that you said
I look like a child molester
with my round face and my fly away hair.
But that’s what a Führer would be
without an umlaut.

We finished our stale beer
and tried to not think about the future.
Not about the war, not about the inoculations.
You asked about growing CFC emissions
and I replied the insurgents would be happy
to find you dead.

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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Matt Austin is a undergraduate at the University of Iowa. Of his process he says, "it is highly ritualistic, usually involving some sort of sacrifice similar to the one in the movie Dragnet with Tom Hanks and that other guy."  He currently lives in Iowa City.

"The So-Called Nazi at the Last Supper" appeared originally in earthwords, the undergraduate literary review at the University of Iowa.  The review's mission is to showcase the creative works of UI undergraduates in literature and the arts, while providing students with an educational experience with the production of a literary magazine.


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