Thursday, December 17, 2015

even this machine can be dismantled

begin at the beginning
the steam turbine is obsolete
to raise coal from the ground
to something like an altar
is sacrilegious
feed water systems
are poison to our purity
     sacrificial bodies line the flyash pond
a million coughing refrains
is not hard to understand
     in any language
there comes a time
for a shakeup
doggerel & all
but a plan is nothing without tools
those darkened fingernails
only scratch the surface

--- e b bortz

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