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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Symposium of Gold and Plastic [Today's News Poem, June 29, 2010]

Symposium of Gold and Plastic [Today's News Poem, June 29, 2010]

The absolute value of anything's measured
By market demand and we seek as consumers
To swallow our purchase; becoming the item.
And Plato said beauty makes mortals possessive.
If alchemists coaxed from their gold what our chemists
Could draw from a barrel of petrol, they'd eat it;
Absorbing the spells from the states of that matter,
Transmuting themselves into something eternal,
Innate, with no context required to engage it.

“American McNuggets (190 calories, 12 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat for 4 pieces) contain the chemical preservative tBHQ, tertiary butylhydroquinone, a petroleum-based product. They also contain dimethylpolysiloxane, “an anti-foaming agent” also used in Silly Putty. ”
– Christopher Kimball, CNN

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1 comment:

Dirk Johnson said...

This one reads itself aloud. Full of sonic suggestiveness. It doesn't need me to, but I read it aloud and like it even better than with the voice I use inside my mind when I read poetry silently aloud to myself.