for a few dollar$ more

Got to talking to someone about work.

Remembered this poem I wrote one day in Venezuela, having fought the rat-race of the underground.

——-

 

  herds of people                                   ?
              HIGH                                    ?
        on caffeine                                 ?
   a crowd of people lulled                          ?
                                                   ?
        by a morning’s                            ?
                        cigarette//// ?     ?

   a sea of heads
      creeping

     sperm-like
                down a corridor

     (and in my wildest
                   moments
     i
 h   a   l   l    u     c     i     n     a     t     e
                and
         imagine            i          see
                                            tiny
            f
             l
           a
             g
            e
              l
           l
             u
           m

                  spinning
                    madly
                  from
                     the
                    back
                     of
                    each
                       head.)

           DESTINATION: (?)

              no, not an OVUM

         but the GAPING MAW

         of a hopeless
           bulimic,
          who gorges herself to

            MAX.  CAPACITY

         only to vomit us back out
            a few minutes later
                 and repeating the routine

         bingepurgebingepurgebingepurge
           next stop:  estacion chacaito
         wadwipeflushwadwipeflushwadwipeflush
           we all go down the toilet
   latherrinserepeatlatherrinserepeatlatherrinserepeat
           we all go down the drain

             and then
                like so much
                     twicechewedfood
             we stumble off
                   drunkenly
               to the arms
                of a
                     cruel master,
           selling
                  ourselves
                           like
             a prostitute           
        for a few dollar$ more.
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