Wednesday, September 26, 2012

have you heard about Marilyn?





Vidal is dead, Buckley dead
        politics dead - its a one world
a one faith, unisexed agenda
Mailer is dead -

feed the profane, fornicate
the fortunate,bury
the burdens of the masses tired and....tired - a one
focus (blind) a one
god - given unto the gutted and glided
alike

Hepburn dead,
             catechism defunct, dysfunctional
dialect will be delivered unto - you and

i can not find a single
opposite, an opposition, an opportunity, an
              opposing side of
the deck, there, there - where

is hope, where is change, there is fore-not
            not in equal measure cupped and tasted; a

one world, a one determination - piss
on it, pissed on - it (this)
       Hemingway has passed - all surviving
resigned to recovery, to step, to steps, by step, say good-bye to

the rage of night crawlers, bye to writers wasted
     with any lack of remorse - only  a collection of corrected caricatures remain
     a parody of polite
     of proper - boxed, bagged, recycled sentiments

we vote for it - we purchase it
we accept the metaphors merged, toasted
by congress and social media trending
     truth - as death has gone viral

have you heard about Marilyn?

we have no goddess..

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2012


7 comments:

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    1. Thank you my friend...you flatter my ego...bkm

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  2. wow. strong piece....only corrected caricatures...a parody of polite and proper....from there on this made me sit up...really a great piece bk

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  3. But on the upside the best writing can always be found here ..

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  4. This is a splendid riposte to the age of numb irony and all the fear of being embarrassed for being real that undergirds it. Vidal, Buckley, Mailer, Monroe, the Hepburns, Hemingway - if they knew shame they transformed it to our own. "Corrected caricatures remain" - death it seems is the only life we have left.

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    1. thank you William...yes we are embarrassed and numb...i too have been numbed my the present state of culture...bkm

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