AMERICAN LANDSCAPE

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TROUBADOR'S CHOICE

 

Overswept by

             the vortex

     of Cuban cigars

            and Czech drama

     in Jeffersonian jargon

 

the slanguage

      of the masses

   desecrated by

          a TV news anchorwoman

 

  the economy

               of my brain

        is destroying

             the ozone layer

       as input overload

causes short circuit

                circa 1989

 

the lay people are confused

the law people are confused

 

the end of experimentation

         ensures

    the rebirth

      of racism; sexism

 

the panic of

        castle builders

on overtime

    for $122 an hour

 

as another stiff

          is starving

 in a one star motel

 

              drinking cheap beer

         and eating

  Dinty Moore beef stew

 

with a 19 inch

      black and white TV

             on the blink

 

and the sun is sinking

      in the West

 

the variations on Rimbaud

     & the obiter dictums

are stymied by the onslaught

 

of the sweet poison

                  of Jacquin’s

and Europa asks for a retrial

 

but the odds have always

            been against me

 

functioning at half speed

           I wearily tote

    my body along

super highways drawn

            across the American landscape

 

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allets's picture

Nice Juxtapositioning

"lay people". v. "law people" 


...a

 

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It always comes back to

It always comes back to juxtaposition

Stephen's picture

"functioning at half speed I

"functioning at half speed I wearily tote my body along

super highways drawn across the American landscape"


-------- interesting wording, very descriptive.     Stephen

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much thanks, the journey

much thanks, the journey continues