The Triumph of Pills…

The Triumph of Pills…
By Latebloomer
The Triumph of Pills,
or how to clean yourself properly with a 1 inch
moist towelette after mudwrestling with a pack
of rabid sorority girls

For Anna Nicole Smith
‘Whoever controls the remote controls the world’
said the second son as he put the finishing touches
on his montage of collages..
{which he’d learned to do
in Art School college}. da-da-da..
But let’s exuberate this roving litany
of how to’s with the whose-its
and google why we revere what we revile.. … begin with, Old Navy is the poor man’s
Abercrombie and Fitch [found only in the metroplex
and observed quite frequently garbed on Theodorius Rex
& friends at their MLK Fraternity parties }..
Aunt Jemima and the gangsta pimps really brought down
the ghetto with their chicken bucket guns and chalky pancakes—
uh-huh, it’s a sticky biz-..quick, someone
firehose this blueberry hill syrup off my jump-jivin’ yahoo,
i had the groovy booty fresh with cooties platter..
ding. ding.
i put zero stock in bean-counting because it drives up the price of gas,
& because i often play cat and mouse with when and where
i hung my hat in the house..
Throw shrimp-flavored Ramen 12 for a dollar – at the yelling crowds
of death to shut them the hell up and whisper back to them through mopping whiskers:
‘it’s not that you’re changing the world, it’s how you’re do’in it.’..
..then run like a lobster with tailfin bite-marks out Red Lobster..
(Lord knows, or you’ll get the elbows from the know-it-all hobos..)
Can you mime in time with the blind?
Frankly, I’m pissed at the checklist.
ding. ding. ding.
as long as there’s an us vs. them, there’ll be no
ulterior purpose to my underlying motives..
so please go over it once more..
sure, this is an ode to Americanned Sal/mon/ogamy:
ununited we don’t understand! ..these 2 places over around
beneath beyond God has caused this fall.
Turn to page 10 of your constitutional
hymnal to see the fidgeting dollars beaming from their tonsils..
what do they mean when they say corruption of mass destruction?
Was it really the elected who conspired against their perspiring
Who can contain their apathy of excitement on this umpteenth occasion?
Are we becoming a nation of bank tellers burger flippers moneylenders?
How would you like those thrills bills?
, mediumly well done rare in nickels and dimes..
Humbooger! So much for the balance on my Checking-you-out-account.
ding. ding. ding. ding.
In this world, if you don’t have something wrong with you,
then there’s something wrong with you.
as if…
but the trouble with the masses is they’re always on their asses,
being not that it’s not their fault that Pluto got expelled from the solar system;
huh, Now we have to change the name of that walt disney dog to Uranus.
Welcome to the Carnal Carnival of Karma Concoctions:
your lesson is to pick up that air-guitar and become one with it,
or 2 or 3, which usually means bigger wheels on the cycles.
Come back to life as many times as you want with free refills..
we’ve got bets on how long it will take to learn how to return.
this earth hang-out is real, people, it’s the grand facsimile of a replica
of a model that was a miniature prototype in the days before make-believe imitations…
To repeat myself is to defeat myself, but from the perspective
of someone more moral, saying that ‘most’ means 51% would
be like the Marquis du Sade handing out goodie-bags to the kiddies at Bowling Alleys.
Oh put a catalytic converter on your global warming is global whining mouth!
Methinks it’s all methane! ..and I don’t do wax and wane.
ding. ding. ding. ding. ding.
the answers to the questions in the riddles of this poem are:
A. *your purpose in life is to find purpose*
B. *emotional baggage can take up a whole cargo bay*
C. *those who eat pizza crust are called crustaceans*
D. all some and none of the above..

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  1. Actually I quite liked it. I thought that some of the metaphysical imagery was really particularly effective. Oh…and interesting rhythmic devices too which seemed to counterpoint the surrealism of the underlying metaphor of the humanity of the poet’s compassionate soul which contrives through the medium of the verse structure to sublimate this, transcend that, and come to terms with the fundamental dichotomies of the other–and one is left with a profound and vivid insight into whatever it was the poem was about.

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