Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Automaton Moves (part 1)

Jesse S. Mitchell

Fear My Lai, like unshaven face-blood, like revenge makes prefect
Fear Abbie Hoffman, like Oliver Wendell Holmes, like the devil Sandinistas.
Fear whatever hides in Palestine, like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, like Sacco and Vanzetti are dead.
Fear Nazism, like Spanish Flu, like Catherine wheel.
Fear the torturous returning, like flames extinguished-smoldering, like red hot ash.
Fear metal collapsing on runways, like we the bones disembarking, like voices trailing off.
Fear decompression of the skull, like leaking tyranny of thoughts, like body-pornography, the bad sorcery.
Fear Guernica, like Passchendaele, like hell.
Fear Guernsey, like channel isles, like Manhattan.
Fear harmatten winds, like great floods, like apres moi le deluge.
Ut recorderis.  

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