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Broke MAG

November 18, 2010
By Steamer GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
Steamer GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is so fragile, yet so dangerous." ---I said this in a dream I had

We are broke
six dollars and two cigarettes to buy
rice milk, shampoo, and those dried cranberries
they wedge between my teeth
and make my waltzing taste buds do the electric slide. Before I die … I have resolved to lay prostrate
on a prayer rug
re-read Karl Marx and wonder when you, my dear, will drop the world on my head. And somewhere
there is an objective correlative
to my life. I don't want
your frilly metaphors
your fingernail clipping rhyme schemes
Listen, I don't want anything, I don't even want
my own life. I sold it
for six dollars and two cigarettes. We are broke.

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on Oct. 21 2011 at 1:54 pm
JamesODalaigh BRONZE, Bandon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better -Samuel Beckett.
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value -Arthur Miller.

I enjoyed the clarity and sense of focus of this poem. To me, it feels like it was straight from the mind, direct, which I appreciated.