oulipost #27: we all have to keep our heads

we all have to keep our heads

Super-savvy shoppers let their brains go,
communicate very quickly to people who don’t
extend; the discussion began anew.

But beyond getting done on time,

the hunter who bags the biggest moose
dreams of making his own
Alaska’s blue and gold
laws surrounding moose

they often leave behind.

I’m not really ever going to be moving Outside;
The city now leases the building rent-free.
Many visitors are on tight
schedules. And that’s why we pay a high price.
Both bodies, unanimously.

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Source Material:

Friedman, Sam. “Historic city hall building eyed for distillery.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 27 April 2014. Web. 27 April 2014.

Buxton, Matt. “Legislature passes measures to bring changes in Interior.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 27 April 2014. Web. 27 April 2014.

Brown, Melissa. “Inside Business: A funeral doesn’t have to bury you financially.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 27 April 2014. Web. 27 April 2014.

Buxton, Matt. “Legislative overtime renews talk of longer session.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 27 April 2014. Web. 27 April 2014.

Capps, Kris. “Construction season: Expect busy roads around Denali.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 27 April 2014. Web. 27 April 2014.

Prompt:
Irrational Sonnet. This is akin to a regular sonnet in that it has a rhyme scheme and set form of lines per stanza but here the stanza lengths are determined by the first five digis of the irrational number pi. Hence, there are five stanzas, and they have 3, 1, 4, 1, and 5 lines. The rhyme scheme is like so: AAB C BAAB C CDCCD. I used almost entirely full lines from my source articles– meaning each line is found as-is in one of the articles. The exception is on the second to last line. “Schedules” belongs to the line above.

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