Tagged: digestion

there were, are, and will

there were, are, and will
be job losses
and minimal
job creations –
we calculate, chew
up, swallow,
digest the
numbers, but
have a hard time
absorbing
.
20200706:2359
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it’s feeding time, we

it’s feeding time, we
are doling out
just the right
portions

digestible
morsels of our
past, present,
future – enough
to swallow
whole, racing
to metabolize
one another’s
presence,
happy to be
nine-tenths full
.
20150307:1047
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when they told me that

when they told me that
in the future, books would come
in tablets, i imagine
the sucking kind, stories
distilled, collected,
to be held on
the tongue, moved
around in one’s
mouth, maybe slowly
turned, chewed.

the reader becomes
the taste tester, hanging
onto each chapter –
like Texture, Temperature,
Viscosity, Grittiness, and
Palatability. even
before the swallow,
odds are in the story’s
favor for unlocking
interlocking systems
.
20140406:1032
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