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December 16, 2016 | Poetry

Four poems

Chris Gilmore

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Deconstructionism

is just a fancy word for
skepticism
which is just a foggy word for
nihilism
which is just a stuffy word for
pessimism
which is just a sexy word for
cynicism
which is just a tacky word for
realism
which is just a cozy word for
determinism
which is just a cranky word for
relativism
which is just another word for
deconstructionism.  

 

Lift Off

If poetry is language in flight,
then I write language stuck
on the runway
behind five other planes
with bigger engines.

 

Trash

I recycle everything.
Thoughts.
Plastic.
People.
I should recycle more.
Use and reuse.
Save shit.
Grow shit.
Eat shit.
Eat shit until I am shit.
Until I ain't shit.
Reduce plastic thoughts.
Reuse plastic people.
Consume nothing.
Savor all.

 

Materialism

Things are fine
when we want them
to be.


 
 
 
 

image: Aaron Burch


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