Monday, December 15, 2003

Talking to the ceiling...
talking to the floor...
They interpret the creaks of weight-shifts from above
as the messages from some god.
And the squeaks of the floorboards hum patriotic slogans
about the geography below their feet; their nation.
Things to kill and die for.


"Let's play Hide & Seek
I'll play god and you play man
Now I'll create the meaning of your existence...
Just beyond the reach of your perception -
I'll hide it in my creation."

With due respect to whomever wrote this - I found it on the web, lost the reference and can't find it again. Thanks for the words.

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Stimulate a rat electronically -
and he will ultimately choose the buzz,
over food,
and die starving and happy.

Give him a shopping mall -
shelves stocked with security blankets,
right next to the wide screen televisions -
(all documenting the possible dangers outside)
and he will ultimately choose the buzz,
over individuality and freedom.
and die fat and happy.