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Monday, June 14, 2010

Poem from "think tank for human beings in general"

excuse me

when i was younger i would say things like
'i wish everybody had a video camera filming them
so they could see how stupid they are'

'stupid' meaning
we are hurting each other
and it is difficult to see it

but if we need cameras
to feel the weight of ourselves
we will only feel
less 'real'
like untagging your name
from facebook pictures
or getting 'obliterated' every night,
waking up with chunks missing
from your pillow

we should sit in a room
and not say anything

we should sit in a room
and let pieces of the ceiling
fall onto us, unflinchingly,
as our faces strip off
layers of themselves.

maybe,
but if you want
to go buy cigarettes
i will probably make
the walk with you.

excuse me

for all things

i think i want

___________________________________________________ 

This poem posted for promotional purposes in regards to the release of the second edition of the poetry chapbook think tank for human beings in general.

More information about the chapbook this poem appears HERE

Jordan's blog post about the second pressing of think tank HERE

Richard's blog post about the second pressing of think tank HERE

12 comments:

stephen said...

i really love this poem. cheers, richard.

Jordan Castro said...

sweet poem

Josie said...

This poem is really sweet. Thanks!

mallory said...

you are excused
also A+

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