return of the repressed in the age of avantgarde robots

for eric

creating and smashing ideas of high and low was a good
business but it cost followers much unneeded pain: they
did get tenure but at what cost? to take up gymnastics at
their age was therapeutic but not glorious. Still, that is the
law of succession: first, the French have a good party, then
the Germans clean up. then the weather messes up
the plumbing and the proletariat rises again with tools:
they were waiting patiently in the unconscious for transfer

 

Andrei Codrescu‘s (www.codrescu.com) most recent book is “The Art of Forgeting: New Poems” (Sheep Madow Press, 2016)

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