testament

June 10, 2011
By tenement_shores BRONZE, Dumont, New Jersey
tenement_shores BRONZE, Dumont, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Shantih shantih shantih


How can a person care about American
politics when it's all Moloch façades
and laws written for those who don't listen?
A fault line in the heart, cracked and heavy
(stretching out the paint of love in the sunlight),
all like the taste of the wind, sweet as a Western air. Can we watch television? Of
course, and we do. The lava of Hawaii
turning sand to glass, reality bites of the
depressing capital (democratic republic).
A crash, pulling myself up from hungover
gravity spirits, too heavy decisions made
so we can't look back. My broken cellphone,
a careless drop to its watery grave, my
mind filled with ancient texts and bad
music (classicists making no progress,
reverting to the past. The utopia of art
now crumbling, each man stealing from the next). Standing on my feet,
smiling through dead efforts and the
resin of psychic sweat. I've used
up all my karma, it's either these
high frequencies or none at all.


The author's comments:
my dad had the news on while i was writing this piece, i think. inspiration was from a rough weekend at a lake house and a stand up comedian who once said something to the effect of the news not being real life, but instead the most cynical stories they can compress into 30 minutes and capitalize on.

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