Thursday, April 18, 2013

Representing


Another small National Poetry Month contribution:

Representing

Looking for someone to protect themselves.
And they do need protection, these
farms and ranches,
the right of these
processing facilities

to do what they love to do
for generations
a hundred years.
They truly care about every
protein group.

There’s nothing in the Constitution that would give you the right -
going in and really mistreating
this video footage,
someone’s private property,
their reputations.

It goes against what they were raised to do
to communicate about things -
harmful to
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.

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