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Friday, May 25, 2012

Give Me Judgment Day! [Today's News Poem, Part 1 by Khakjaan Wessington, May 25, 2012]

Give Me Judgment Day! [Today's News Poem, Part 1 by Khakjaan Wessington, May 25, 2012]

I. The Vaillancourt Fountain

Urbane fountain: tapeworms vomit water
Filled with wormy eggs that hitch a ride
In seagull beaks and birdy droppings.

Grip your lover's hand, the earth is shaking.
You think emotions move the earth?
Right! Your self-love cries its glassy tears

That shred your limbs and blood together.
You love so much, the earth is quaking,
Disbelieving two could self-adore so much.

You hitched obsession where city gutters
Ooze with life. You crawled inside the towers,
Made your lust, beignets and flushed

The melodies of appetite away to swim
Back to bay—beyond—to hatch amidst
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

“Wang Jianlin, a rags-to-riches tycoon, is taking over AMC Entertainment, North America’s second-largest movie theater chain behind Regal Entertainment. And he is promising to integrate it into a new, made in China, global brand called the Wanda Group... “He always has a vision,” Mr. Wang, no relation, said. “When everybody was doing housing property, he jumped out to focus on commercial property. When everybody was chasing commercial property, he was eyeing culture and tourism — the industries that the government is stressing and cultivating.””
—DAVID BARBOZA, The New York Times, May 24, 2012

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1 comment:

Obsidian Eagle said...

This is really cool, I'm just confused at the connection (if any) between Wang Jianlin and the Vaillancourt Fountain?