KCMO Series #5 // Edited by Jordan Stempleman
Sonnet (You Can Tell It’s Mattel)
This poem is republished from the American Poetry Review. The poem's title comes from a tagline in 1960s commercials for toy weapons made by U.S. manufacturer Mattel. It was filmed in the toy weapon aisle of Target in Mission, Kansas.
Peter Mishler is the author of FLUDDE (Sarabande Books). Poems from a second collection appear in American Poetry Review and Granta. He is a contributing editor for Literary Hub.