Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dusty Squares

by Ben Nardolilli

I didn’t sign up for atom bombs,
I never raised my hand
For Global Warming,
Nobody asked me my opinion
About cloning,
Or for my permission,
I never voted for higher rents,
I can’t remember giving
A thumbs up to overpopulation,
Or to devaluation of the dollar,
I never drew lots for these parties,
And said, Yes,
To strip malls and suburbs.

It all came to me one night,
Crept up and formed the world,
While I was too busy dreaming,
I would have rather slept,
Easily awakened,
But I didn’t get to pick the story
And characters out,
The chaos held my attention
While terrible order
Set itself in place.

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