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Tuesday, June 03, 2008


by Dale Goodson

this can’t be good
can it

cars sitting dumb as cows
drivers fretting over gauges
the sun beating down
the wind racing
the fellas in D.C. clutching at their office keys
digging in
and calling for more
to fortify the walls

isn’t that a bad thing
isn’t that wrong

this waiting

aren’t the cliffs crumbling
the birds leaving
isn’t it time to burden America
with the future
shouldn’t there be a riot
or at least an angry mob

what about spontaneous combustion
would that do it
would that be a reason for sweeping and effective change

seems like it should be
seems like that would be a good reason to put it in gear
hop the divider
-go from red to green
on the bastards

George Romero would

Dale Goodson is a writer from Seattle currently living in New York City.