Tesla and Edison Argue

by a contributor

Michael J. Wilson

50,000      ,      sir      ,

for the redesign      ,      the improvement      ,      the

generator      I fixed ,      sir,

One year      , sir      ,      I waited            ,

18 per week,      sir, I would

have to work 53 years      ,      give

me 25 ,      I have earned 25      ,      sir      ,

Tesla  ,
            you don’t understand our American humor ,

Michael J. Wilson lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts and writes reviews for Publisher’s Weekly. As these don’t pay the bills, he also works for a coffee roaster. His most recent publications are in Ping Pong, Spittoon and KNACK.

Also check out Michael’s poem Tesla Talks to Time, and on Wednesday see his list of 5 Things in our ongoing contributors’ series.