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for onkel chrispy btwn th' p's & th' p's
OKcomputer

a scene undecorated by werds:
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behind the cardboard
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one brown cat insults one other
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with (what sounds like) the mutter "who? who?"
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th' blackin-white cat stands up from his pillow-gut
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and follows the fucker down to the corner station.
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there is a bus arriving at the bus stop, and the lights from the inside
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make televisions of the windows, each a different program:
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a man bites his thumb, pulls his eyelids over his knees
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and blocks himself from a hungry widow with an open mouth ––
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she is aiming at him.
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a big woman rumbles the bus with her swinging thighs and bubbling elbow pouches, swings her flesh.
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knocks a brown bottle down the throat of a guzzling man
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drinking a liquified version of himself.
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in the back of the bus there are women wearing beehives
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and inside of those there are terrible noisemakers:
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young girls scraping their metal voice boxes
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against the puckered dripping lips of trombones;
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a chorus of birds singing in the hot spotlight to find injury, a bullet,
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to release the pent-up wanting from the tips of their shoes.
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The bus sets free one man with a rosary swinging from his back pocket.
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When he opens his mouth to speak all I can hear is jazz.
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On the streets there are giant insects crawling over one another
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with stiff lips snapping the legs of their neighbors .
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they are mumbling to god with an echoing
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"rumba dumba, rumba dumba," and from their hind legs
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comes black smoke swirling up,
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and the sky sucks it, inhales deep.
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The pussies are blasting their front teeth like bullets behind the dumpster.
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there is a man with crazy eyes lighting a fire.
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'i won't hurt nobody,' says he
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he is waiting for someone to disagree.
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you been out too long the sun feels mistaken,
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she comes like a nude woman
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before low-a-man of red blushing flesh! and he feels ashamed.
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in the house-colonies the people file out into the daylight with paper bags
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gripping guilty intentions with wet nerves
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digging their fingernails into their palms to make indents in the skin.
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they make their postures to be uncomfortable
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so that satan will not be tempted to wear their flesh suits while tap-dancing.
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the alarm clocks ring to the tune of amen, amen, amen.
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While the tired eyes of human beings weep to open so soon,
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the clock-screams are a chorus of wealthy men
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having nice dreams and no alarm clocks.
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there is a shelf against the horizon
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where the day becomes organized like canned soup:
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each item marked with the names of people I know: D--- G-----, E--- D------, A--,
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myself sometimes –– a can marked Alex, I am ashamed.
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there is an occasional figment between one factory character
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and another of the same:
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a human being between the peas and the peas –– some people do complain.
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I'd call it necessary unless I were lucky enough not to need it.
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I call it magnificent.
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17 Sep 08

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I really enjoyed this.  One of the best I've read on here in a while.  Good job.  
 — meganwhitney

too wordy, but worthy of being re-written into a prose poem, if the author of this 'cared' enough to give us something fine, instead of bitch-slapping and power-tripping us in 'shut the fuck up and listen'. this works as a dumpster, though, of phrases and anyone can come along and gleen up some useful kitchen post-it wisdoms.
 — joey

joey's old ears refuse to hear anything younger than 50 and not a gay man.
 — OKcomputer

o poetry-jew (joey), do not smite us with yer heavenly father's omnipotence.
 — unknown

okey dokey, ok -- you can say self-serving things right up with the rest of them.

this is old-foagy writing and not worthy of you... it's simply overly worded and show off, the way old farts write when they try to act 'hip'.
 — joey

everybody always addresses me with okey dokey ok.

joey i like to paint with words when i write poetry. i like to evoke imagery. i enjoy writing that way. if i were to try being more literal or more whatever else i'd feel like a fraud. i know how to create artwork honestly and without pretense. if you don't see it that way you're obviously not looking for honesty, you're looking for fault, and it's easy to find fault in anything when you're looking for it.

and if you think it sounds too hip that's because you don't have much hip left to go by.
 — OKcomputer

Can't say I understand it all but you've made a lovely stage with full-set scenery.  I'd like to be watching this in a darkened theatre, the actor saying the lines dressed in black jeans, a very white shirt, dark eye liner and bright red lips.  But the voice has to be a perfect voice - manly but neutral, the way a spirit might speak, no added emotion to dull the detail.
 — Isabelle5

all encompassing love
 — unknown

Thanks Isabelle ;)
 — OKcomputer

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