Epic, Untitled

By | 1 December 2009

(i)

The sky is raining
clouds and medication
morning is broken
only 2 megs remaining

I must write away

Belmont Chevron 18.02
Pacific Power 49.59
Aero Sanitary 41.95
North West Natural 32.41
(BandAid Medical 422.02)
(BandAid Dental 63.61)
Ambient Properties 700 bucks

Belmont Chevron 22.02
Protection Services 92.85
Portland City Water 148.34
(BandAid Medical 422.02)
(BandAid Dental 63.61)

I must write away

Belmont Chevron 27.05
(BandAid Medical 422.02)
(BandAid Dental 63.61)
Ambient Properties 700 bucks

I must write away for a 20-dollar

The idea of America is a mail-in rebate

The idea of America is a flickering screen
The idea of America is a toy from China

The idea of America is a gaping warehouse
The idea of America is a condo conversion
The idea of America is no work forever

The idea of America is camouflage gear
The idea of America is go-go-go
The idea of America is a medevac liftoff
The idea of America is a burning jungle
The idea of America is an empty sky
The idea of America is death in the desert

The idea of America is an automatic weapon
The idea of America is urban warfare
The idea of America is fighting for crumbs
The idea of America is justice denied

The idea of America is a mechanized wheatfield
The idea of America is a free-floating billboard

The idea of America is to steal what you rescue
The idea of America is a sunset to ride to

The idea of America is only one limousine

The idea of America is its own 5th Amendment

The idea of America is a helicopter thwopping
The idea of America is Special Forces now

The idea of America is an airborne disease

America's the other side of the wind.

 

(ii)

My father worked at General Motors
1938-1966.
He retired after 28 years.
The previous 10 had been spent in the Great Depression
no work, little work, fear.

So far I've worked 36 years
(2008-1971-1)

But my father worked 30 hours/week
And I work 40.
So for every 4 years my father worked
I've worked 5 (since coming to the States)

(2008-1982)/4 = 6.3 + 26 = 31.3

So altogether I've worked
(1982-1971-1)
(1 = p/t, looking for work, etc.)
+ 31.3 = 41.3 years

and I have to work another 10
(= 12.5 barring death)

= 53.8

I want to devour the midnight and the morning.
I want the creaminess of cloud.
I want the secret life of flames.

 

(iii)

I want to be a Chinese punk
spiky black hair & singlet & jeans
cigarette & swagger

I want to strike sparks from concrete
kick holes in the horizon
break the neck of Heaven

I don't want a job.

I want a future.

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