dying for Chrtistmas

December 2, 2008

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The tree we cut
and carried
into our home

the one
we shackled
then
trimmed

sang to
then
toasted

now lies
in the gutter

her
hooks
and tinsel
riffling on the wind


photo by: Matthew Drumright

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Strobe your masses
with the seen and unseen.

Feed them “must watch”
“must play” content.

Imply jobs
are supposed to suck.

Live for the weekend.

Cast excessive living
as ultimate meaning.

Declare it unpatriotic or uncool
to think otherwise.

Render freedom irrelevant.