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Tuesday, July 07, 2009


by Andrew Hilbert

today Michael Jackson will be buried
but not
Joe Jackson or Al Sharpton

they're sure to be
advertising whatever it is
they're selling

today on facebook
a friend (but i don't really know him)
compared getting tickets to see
the King's memorial to getting
the golden ticket to see Willy Wonka

some comparison.

Willy Wonka was alive.

in his death,
Moonwalker is still treated as an
a commodity

Andrew Hilbert has a degree in History at Cal State Long Beach and lives in Orange County, California.