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25 March 2012

bare bones


Photo Copyright: James Rainsford. Used with Permission.



receipt roll messiah

steam punk chimera

God of catalogues

and credit checks

hollowed be my name

your strip mall come

your bill be won

in parliament

as it is in tax havens

give us this day our 10% percent off

forgive us our store points

lead us not to customer services

for thine is the system

the power and the profit

take my skin

in lieu of payment

see me as I am

with an armful of appliances

spine curved to the longing 

for emptiness and overdrafts

hatch me from the bones of your boardrooms

forever

and ever

amen

6 comments:

Brian Miller said...

haha this is a wicked rip...love the remix...the first 2 lines are def killer

Grace said...

I love your voice....yes, the bare bones are stuck with debts, and depressed with life's burdens.

Very creative take on this prompt ~

Cressida de Nova said...

Ha...a riot!

hedgewitch said...

Mercy! this would be hilarious if it wasn't serious as a cholera outbreak. 'Give us this day our ten percent off,' so we can give ninety percent of our money to the one percent. Loved it.

James Rainsford said...

This certainly grabs one's attention. A brillint piece of biting and relevant satire. Also very funny and clever in the best possible sense. Thanks for sharing. I'm so pleased my photo has prompted such a brilliantly engaging response.

liv2write2day said...

Wow, Cat. Biting indictment of our materialistic viewpoint. Well conceived and well-penned.