the second wave approaches in poetry

  • June 24, 2020, 10:59 a.m.
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consumption masked as purpose
hair-dyes and sit-down meals
costumed as a sort of freedom
these are the American values
power wants you buying into
“give me liberty or give me death”
becomes a “why not both” in grim
bloodiness of economic calculus
spending instead of mending
dealing instead of healing
lying dying of consumption
coughing up phlegm and guts
coughing up for hair-cuts
consumption as consumption
a pun worthy of bready circus
consumption masked as purpose

girl in recession June 24, 2020


who can I attribute this to elsewhere?

littlefallsmets girl in recession ⋅ June 24, 2020

If you wanna share, my name is Mike Cecconi. I'd be honoured!

Narrator June 25, 2020

But if you order now, you’ll also infect your whole family - for free!

Squidobarnez July 01, 2020

this rocks, Mike. thank you for being you.


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