Friday, December 05, 2008

The War on Terror Crosses the Threshold of its Own Abundance

"If you voted
for Barack Obama,
"I urge you to go
to confession
before receiving
Don't risk losing
your state of grace
by receiving

Proposition 8,
"a man
can have
27 wives"

"The spectacle
is the stage
at which
the commodity
has succeeded
in totally
social life"

brush me

"You can be
terribly wrong
and stupid
and remain
a Times columnist
but you must be
terribly wrong
and stupid
in the service of
the conventional

"'Since the nation’s
the brief said,
'persons lawfully
residing in
this country
have correctly
understood that
they can be
imprisoned for
suspected wrongdoing
only if the government
charges them
with a crime and
tries them
before a jury'"

the other side
of me

"This roll
of quarters
can start you
on the road to
financial security
or it can be
spent on
Left Behind books.
It's up to you."

Quit looking
at me

"When it was time
for the Senate
to discuss
the Iraq War,
he literally
skipped work
to go out

"I thought you
would torture me,
and when you didn't,
I decided that
I was told
about Americans
was wrong."


Blogger Ryan Mossi said...

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8:34 PM  
Blogger Shimmy said...

Thanks for coming by, Ryan! I just think it's funny that Glenn Beck doesn't talk anymore about all those dogs he tortured and killed (pit bulls).

9:20 PM  
Blogger William Keckler said...

I like your poem, Shimmy.

I think we are the game and the stage it's played on.

But the dead pit bulls might disagree.

I like Buddha, but I also like The Grudge.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Shimmy said...

Thanks, Bill! I'll be the first to let you know if Glenn Beck talks about all those dogs (pit bulls) when his new show on Pravda starts next month.

Oh, The Grudge. I saw that on TV once when I was sleeping in the empty wicker newspaper basket. I liked it a lot. I should watch it again.

(P.S. The mice in the kitchen wall are the game, and the stage is right here, stretched out on the floor in front of the stove, waiting.)

6:33 PM  
Blogger Ryan Mossi said...

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7:35 PM  
Blogger Shimmy said...

Thanks for stopping by again, Ryan!

I just wish Glenn Beck would've thought about your question when he tortured and killed all those dogs (pit bulls).

10:43 PM  
Blogger Ryan Mossi said...

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9:43 PM  
Blogger Shimmy said...

The dogs (pit bulls) are the evidence, Ryan.

Thanks for stopping by again! Happy Inauguration Day!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Ryan Mossi said...

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7:37 PM  
Blogger Shimmy said...

Ryan, I really doubt you could look those dogs (pit bulls) in the eye and say, "Well, I'm sorry, pit bulls, even though Glenn Beck was caught with a 'break' or 'parting' stick for prying open dogs' mouths during fights and an electric treadmill modified for dogs (pit bulls), you're going to have to provide me with a more rigorous evidentiary milieu before I believe that Glenn Beck tortured you."

Thanks for stopping by!

9:37 PM  

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