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Friday, May 25, 2012

Give Me Judgment Day! [Today's News Poem Part 2, by Khakjaan Wessington, May 25, 2012]

Give Me Judgment Day! [Today's News Poem, Part 2 by Khakjaan Wessington, May 25, 2012]

II. Judgment

I, Glasses, do not
Die—I glass until
Eye sees the riches
Glitter, trip, then fall
As lightness falls too.
Blindness comes and knows
Itself, the pigeons—
No, the derelicts
Of ship and human
Know their other selves:
Drops of fucked up glass
Returned to furnace
To capsize, crack-up,
Crack cocaine and clear
The murky currents
Under the water—
Aware at last of
What drips from sorrow.
I bleed stigmata,
Bleed my tears of glass—
Weeping clarity,
Shrapnel and outlast
My diamond Babel.

“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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