oulipost #30: we were so on

we were so on

1.)
In our newsroom, we
voted down the universe; we
thwart its regional center, we
arrive with a helicopter to
restore the dead, we
get control;

we
call website; we are
pretty much united in our efforts to begin
switchin’ to digital

we
really want to get
disconnected by a cable

2.)
the feds let it roll
behind the dead residents
between the family and the friends,
disapproval/procreation,
global warming and taxidermy,
zero and the sun.

By now you have heard me say it even blunt:
we all have to keep our heads

(the visitors do the hard work,
let their brains go)

3.)
You know, we found one

a cloudless sky
a historic moment
a lake
a snowmobile
a Peep show

a volatile little peep show
a cocky $17 million diorama
of mental and spiritual calm

And when it was opened,
I discovered what could only be considered
people
jumping naked into Vignettes
of Hope and control:

1.) heard of Depression?
The place from which the subject stole the sunglasses

2.) trained geese
are keeping their clothes on a garland of time

3.) we were on. we were so on

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Source Material: My own poems from the last 29 days 🙂

Prompt: Patchwork Quilt. I took lines and words from my previous poems and “quilted” them into a poem. See the pic below for more details about the process, and a fun, Quitl-y visual. Each block of a single color represents that those words (and line breaks and punctuation) were found together in my poems. A color change indicates a new phrase or word drawn from a different poem. The colors themselves (e.g. purple vs. orange) don’t indicate anything specific and are merely used to indicate which phrases were found together. The punctuation and numbers I added are in black.

oulipost 30 final

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