stare at your fingers typing
holding broken glass
in the sun
as a boy
just for fun’
I didn’t write that— I wish I know who did— It haunts me sometimes.
The media keeps calling it a recession. Clearly, we’re in a depression.
We don’t make anything in this country anymore. We provide services and consume, consume, consume.
Well, we used to make things. In fact, we used to make nearly everything. Now China does that. China and other nations full of desperate people who (willingly or not) work for unjust wages as cogs in a consumption machine.
Some of the last tangible things still made in this conutry were cars.
Congress is hostile toward the carmakers, but has opened their our wallets to the international banks.
I keep hearing that the solution presented to us will be a new currency – to replace the current United States Dollar (USD).
My rich uncle said that would never happen. He said that paper currency could be entirely replaced by intangible digital currency. He said ‘they’ would ‘illuminate’ currency. He meant to say ‘eliminate’. Maybe this was a Freudian slip?
…at the start of 2009
Come out to see art, dance and support a good cause.
Lethal Poetry is throwing its ongoing visual and musical art exhibition.
January 9 at Debonair Social Club (1575 N Milwaukee AVE, Chicago) 6:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.
A night of visual, sonic, live art, music, and film awaits. Stay for dancing and DJs including Adam Jake.
Artists include: Laura Pawson, Danielle Colbeck, Danielle Martin, Lidoska Guietti.
Curators include: Danielle Martin, S. M. Stoakley , Lauren Herrman.
Bands include: The Mojdeh Project, Agents of Change
Door cover is $8 OR email lethalpoetryco A T gmail.com with your first and last name and say you’re coming to see Adam Jake and you will be on a list to get in for $5
Proceeds support GR!C Chicago.