footnotes

3 Jun

nobody ever happens upon anybody.
people leave smudgy fingerprints.
the pieces that they pluck out of me every day i don’t give willfully.
the man with two plastic bags standing in front of a convoy of tanks was a contrived metaphor.
he was hustled away to a gulag and the iron machines rolled freely into the square.
Chinese umbrellas love camera lenses.
they’re building luxury yachts for insanely-rich foreigners in Gdansk.
Solidarność has been shattered by capitalism.
in the past you could find nothing but vinegar and mustard.
you had to know people to get anything else.
a carton of Kent = freedom
revolution calling/evolution stalling
i will eviscerate you in the name of my merciful god
(fifty cents entrance fee and a pair of shoes)
to conserve energy please use your quadriceps when visiting the 2nd floor.
all dissidents with respiratory illnesses will be interned in the salt mines.
the cooperative is closed sundays and mondays.
we leave behind a trail of putrid fumes and pollution.
indoctrinate the ones behind us with mediocre ideas and a propensity for the mundane TV show.
to conserve energy please turn off all switches.
wash me.
“all pigs are equal but some pigs are more equal than others.”

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5 Responses to “footnotes”

  1. Erin O'Brien 03/06/2009 at 10:05 AM #

    Love pieces like this. Like a carefully constructed mosaic.

  2. Slyboots 03/06/2009 at 10:31 AM #

    Funny, I end up repeating that Orwell phrase in my head all the bloody time. Mostly at work, doncha know. Mostly.

  3. (S)wine 03/06/2009 at 5:41 PM #

    thank you much.
    Orwell knew his stuff.

  4. Bacon Head Bits 06/06/2009 at 1:01 AM #

    How do you divide up a pig into equal parts when one pig is more equal than another? Bacon is Bacon, figurative is figurative, expression is expression. I’d love a salad, but the bits are bytes and the ticks are tychs.

    Refreshing! Good! Good! Good! Love this kinda stuff!

  5. (S)wine 06/06/2009 at 1:58 PM #

    get back to painting.

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