Thursday, August 27, 2009

Locus Standi (or, The Battle for Good News)

The right to be heard, like the nerd
prejudged on campus by athleticisms
and catechisms, is like a snuffed-out
candle in a sound-proof locker room
where the rape of cheerleaders moan,
as if lab silences aren't violent enough
in praising that sexiness, that boiling
malevolence towards science-haters:
football players, the Christian youth,
the prevarications of a sordid truth.

A beaker and tube mix a phantasm,
though nobody'd believe in molecular
chasms that churn out rapeseed oil,
new churchbeams or bayonets or . . .

genetically-modified high-protein
mung beans. And news, good news.

May 17, 2007 - August 27, 2009

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