Thursday, April 18, 2013
Another small National Poetry Month contribution:
Looking for someone to protect themselves.
And they do need protection, these
farms and ranches,
the right of these
to do what they love to do
a hundred years.
They truly care about every
There’s nothing in the Constitution that would give you the right -
going in and really mistreating
this video footage,
someone’s private property,
It goes against what they were raised to do
to communicate about things -
this hungry country,
helping them understand.
This is a found poem constructed from the words of Emily Meredith* in this interview. (For the dull, I’ll point out that this is an artistic appropriation of her words and not intended to faithfully reflect their original intent.)
*I know I said her name isn’t important, but if I’m going to make a poem out of words she spoke I feel obliged to provide it. It remains unimportant in this context – she’s a remote-controlled corporate drone.