Sunday, March 4, 2012

Magpie Tales 107: Oceania Lovers

Image by Sarolta Ban
Shared by Tess Kincaid



Airstrip One 


Winston Smith is every person, 
every corner, street, mall, lot, 
motel hallway; 

every elevator shaft, subway,
train, plane, bus, 
taxicab; 

each iWad is watching, from 
phones, cameras, monitors, 
smart, smart, smart; 

let me duck into the room, 
kill the lights quickly
before she fingers the brim
of my fedora-cloaked 
bald life. 


Poem © 2012 R. Burnett Baker 

13 comments:

  1. WOW! Sooooo WOW!
    Poor Winston and his hat. :)

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  2. Clever to pick up the Orwellian feel of the picture prompt and then run with it so well.

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  3. So it's Big Sister - nice one!

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  4. Thanks for sharing!

    Wander

    http://wanderwithoutbeinglost.blogspot.com

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  5. Replies
    1. P.S. how about turning off the double word verification to help us busy comment writers?

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    2. Trell....wish I could. I didn't turn it on in the first place. Seems that nearly every blog has that double thing, and I'm having a hard time reading it....

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  6. It was all great, but this was stellar:

    before she fingers the brim
    of my fedora-cloaked
    bald life.

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