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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Poem #50 - Literary Warfare - Michael O'Leary

Literary Warfare
(a reply to a letter)

. . . the monolithic insult
of unintelligible language
mis-spelt, and misunderstanding
the situation and the people
as completely
as is humanly possible . . .

I am an artist!

. . . not a pigeon
for you to stick
the appropriate
digital
message
in its hole . . .

I am a writer!

. . . not a pig
whose fat drips
the nearer the flames
from the cold fire
of the soul-less, udder-less
corporate sow gets . . .

I am of the people!

. . . and if
you think you can
buy us off with
nothing
then look behind you
every step you take . . .

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