Friday, May 23, 2014

Uppity

Uppity (a form experiment)
By Aurin Squire

Abuse.
I did
intrude.
Disturb,
disease,
refuse
to serve
the needs,
with please,
and use
my voice
endure
2 score
your core,
your soul
with sores
from poor
in war
of black
on crack
the ways
and means,
machines
grind blight
from bones
of plight.
and birds
of pray
nest in
the way
we greet
and meet
our kin
our friend
women
and men
but then
a-gain
the same
refrain
we sing
and feign
ourselves
ordained
to say
this plain:
'hey sistah
'hey mistah.

(At this point, the 'act' felt incomplete. I paused over the last 2 lines, looking for an appropriate conclusion or summations. Then I started writing the words out in reverse order, swimming back up the waterfall. UPSTREAM...)

'hey mistah.
'hey sistah.
this plain:
to say
ordained
ourselves
we sing
refrain
the same
a-gain
but then
and men
women
our friend
our kin
and meet
we greet
the way
nest in
of pray
and birds
of plight
from bones
grind blight
machines
and means,
the ways
on crack
of black
in war
from poor
with sores
your soul
your core,
2 score
endure
my voice
and use
with please,
the needs,
to serve
refuse
disease,
disturb,
intrude.
I did
Abuse.

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