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Function

 

In America the opposite of Poverty is Justice- Brian Stevenson

 

god I loved you

my dream our dream the dream

taught to believe we could be anything

except as my mother begged never a communist

 

an algorithm of freedom creating a function

x > y choices based on a set of abstractions assumptions

removed from a meadow lark by the stream

salmon fighting the current a feast for monolithic land predators

handsome in their voraciousness and adorable in their satiation

red and pink and green feasts half finished in the shallow water

by the reeds soon flies and other insects descend followed by

 

When did we become the carrion picking oneiric bones

after the beasts have fed What was implicit in the math-

 

I AM A MAN

KILL THE POLICEMAN IN YOUR HEAD

WE ARE JUDGED BY THE POOREST AND MOST MISERABLE

 

-signs that led to resistance and authenticity

resisting the cultural equations chosen by powerful people

1 + 1 + 1 = 1 a set mired in history beautiful in its simplicity

leading to the murder of Martin Luther King and the lynching of our future

where 1 + 1 + 1 = Many How did we submit to this cold commons

devoid of breath and bears why didn't we take it further-

 

FOOD HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT

CLEAN AIR CLEAN WATER

FREEDOM OF CHOICE IS MEANINGLESS

WHEN ALL CHOICES ARE SHIT

 

-out past the night

more than statistics of potential or loss

awake in a new day.

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Wow, Dr_C, I'm overwhelmed. I take it as a political poem (?) which should always generate a great deal of interest, I suppose. It has many layers through the crafts employed in the poem - capitalization, numbers, formulas, lack of punctuations, references ... Looking froward to the experts' reviews.

 

Regards,

 

Lake

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How true, how true, Dr. Con:

 

god I loved you

my dream our dream the dream

taught to believe we could be anything

They told me I could be President, but they left out the part "of your own small business."

 

This part is inspired:

 

an algorithm of freedom creating a function

x > y choices based on a set of abstractions assumptions

removed from a meadow lark by the stream

salmon fighting the current a feast for monolithic land predators

handsome in their voraciousness and adorable in their satiation

red and pink and green feasts half finished in the shallow water

by the reeds soon flies and other insects descend ...

and also how you return to it toward the end of the poem when you say, How did we submit to this cold commons/devoid of breath and bears ...

 

And this part sums up pretty well why I don't vote at the national level (at the county level, it may still be possible for citizens to make a practical difference):

 

FREEDOM OF CHOICE IS MEANINGLESS

WHEN ALL CHOICES ARE SHIT

Yes, a vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil.

 

Thanks for sharing "Function." I enjoyed the fuzzy math metaphor.

 

 

Tony

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Thanks Lake & Tony...

 

Yes indeed Tony agree wholeheartedly... Lake I spent Friday listening to Bobby Seale and watching the "century of the self" by adam curtis: COS followed by two Martin Luther King specials to commemorate his assassination- err I got a bit political and fed up...

 

All the capitalizations are actual signs except the freedom of choice which id a Dr. Con special response to Friedman who most directly connected freedom to money;-)

 

And yes its an odd piece with fuzzy math etc. but it seems to appeal to a few... Thanks for taking the time to engage;-)

 

DC&J

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