Poetry for PowerPoint
1.) Gleaming, like some hellish Bozo Rising
Like a bad tooth from the gums of ignorance,
They march — spilling outward across the World Wide Web,
Misinformation that no nothingness knows
Reeking of the ripeness of Yeats' vision of the Best and the Worst.
2.) How UN-cleverly alluding
How RE-tritely including
How DIS-letterly precluding
1.) I found Chomsky one day buried
in a little tea party site
displayed, to my dismay
without Alice and Queen,
but with Zombies and gore galore.
2.) I have seen with my very own eyes and have heard
with my very own ears the piercing cry
of vampires slain by the hand
of an angry Abraham Lincoln.
1.) Reeling from the juxtaposing metaphors
Driving historical rememberances
Competing in the cerebellum for motor control,
I begin to giggle, giddy and fearful.
2.) Before me rise the Towers of America
Shining of glass and polished metal
Bruising the sky
Sucking energy at the great teat of Exxon.
3.) George Washington adopts Curtis
Who fathers Mary
Who marries Robert E. Lee;
Row after row the fallen
Gather for Arlington.
4.) And Mary Lee
under her favorite tree
smells the jasmine
one last time.