Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Notion Missed

Today is the summit against slogans.
From Venezuela to Tuvalu, supporters sprang to the fight.
Shattered windshields were blanketed

with green banners molded from living plants.
But the tiny frosted ribbons between living and signifying,
saddled with their idealized witnesses,

are tried and cut by the steady forces of craft and myth,
their frozen emitters flooded with the chaos of compromise.
Time for lunch.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

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