Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Deconstructed Canary

Deconstructed Canary

Deconstructed Canary (2008)

[Click on the image above to see the view with binoculars.]

Through an extraordinary highlight
postmodern political debates reassembled.
Icon vaudeville overall. You guys
in old gangster movies get dissected
and remain troubled by failure. Rhinestones
help frame you even when the Justice Department
says nothing. What are you? Yellow?
Even with that microphone? You've given
the world sportswear and strangled parachutes. You have
a cable show. Narrate away
your private history of lost love trifles
and magical realist bullshit.

Further on down the coast
all your public photos and videos are tagged
with see-through critiques. A canary,
less composed but more used,
must be crushed by a magician's cage.

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Something new. Image made with Fractal Zplot. Post-processed until the image collapased just moments before everything caved in. Text is a "Google poem" collaged from search strings of deconstructed canary.

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1 comment:

Dr. Mike said...

Caged

Locksmiths are raising their prices
Now that the thieves are leaving office
Taking with them all the hard drives.

There aren't enough paper shredders
To keep up with the suicide bombers
And rotten tomatoes in the marketplace.

Even the price of sand has gone up
To help sandbag the heartland against floods
Where soy and corn are the new gold standard.

The fraternity of good old boys in oil
Know their nest egg is well feathered.
Is the canary still breathing?

[Disposable Poem June 17, 2008]
Dr. Mike

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