Saturday, November 15, 2008

alphabet for derek beaulieu

Capitalism is an alphabet where the vowels think they are allowed to be consonants.

When we say, “Communism” our dog sits.

The great poetry bail-out of 2008 hasn’t happened yet. The great meaning exchanges are not yet in crisis. They’ve always been in crisis.

When we say “Capitalism,” our dog shakes a paw.

Capitalism is an alphabet knotted with diphthongs and invisible ligatures.

I can sit, shake a paw, and play dead but only if you pay me.

Crisis is an oasis.

There are four ‘letters’ in DNA & 26 letters in the English alphabet. There are one hundred dollars in a hundred dollars.

If I replaced my DNA with the alphabet, you’d hear the pennies fall.

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