Cretan Maineiac

(April 29,1961 / Lewiston, ME USA)

.The Mendacity Of Hype


Blowing in from under Daley's shadow, Cook
county, liberally
sponsored by green gas-

bags & misery's boldest broker, he
can, thru
comely pauses &

flowery syllables, swooning
rhythms, comfortable
cadence & that mellifluous gargle- 'just

because you have an individual right doesn't mean the
state or federal
Government cannot constrain that right'- yes

he can- having secured a mortgage from
Rezco as unsung Chicagoland seniors sweltered &
rotted from neglect in

summer haze- yes he
can- w/ the
policy experience & Chicago wind to

cleanse our crusty pallet of rotting apples, bitter
yams, the unpleasant after-
taste of History, from a single acorn sprout nuts enough to

engulf Mr. Lincoln's words & Mr. DuSable's legacy under
Daley's expanding
pall, leave only

change in our pockets, co-
opt hope, extend
voting rights to the graveyard & subsidize that

dose of Soma prescribed to
liberate
all Yanks of

that onerous yoke
of
sovereignty.

Submitted: Thursday, February 21, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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  • Ivan Donn Carswell (3/10/2008 3:13:00 PM)

    Truth is nobody can drink reality (ergo truth) without a chaser of reconstructed (or deconstructed) surreality. One balances the other in mendacious society. But think of the politicians who've made it an art form to save their concupiscent souls... Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

  • Emancipation Planz (3/6/2008 8:39:00 PM)

    rings of local Mendros politics if you ask me... thinking of my well-being, can't prescribe to this dosage... - sorry, Deana xx (Report) Reply

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