Monday, January 14, 2008

Challenges III


breakfasts sized to greet
the lonesome: 120 and 54

million each day
stand alone in similar

light, to warm
the softer glow

the linger zone
the grab & go

the flexible with
potatoes & feet.

Various taboos, like
Eating, while walking—

The oil not changed,
Everything a buzzword

For coffee and milk,
Wrapped—localized and fair.

Obesity and ethics
18 foot wide

Muted to terra cotta
& the simian fate.

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Blogger jsd said...

Murat11: The image evoked a sense of awe and fear and need...and the thought that he was running in the wrong direction, that he was running away from the light, if only he'd just turn his head a moment he might stop.

I did an internet search and found that a movie (a 2007 version) of the classic was made (not sure if it was ever released). This version has as one of it's stars the young darth vadar.

The poem made evoked thoughts of gluttony and sadness.

7:42 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Don't really know anything about the film versions of this epic of debauchery. It was an odd journey from the poem to the title. The poem was a collage poem drawn from information about McDonald's. The original title was simply MCD, but that quickly shifted in my head to Decameron. The twisted ways (and minds) of the poet.

8:53 AM  
Blogger San said...

I can smell those potatoes, lifted out of the ancient grease, spanning an epic.

Would you like those ethics Super Sized?

3:59 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Grease is the word
is the word
that you heard
It's got groove,
it's got meaning...

8:20 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Wow! So this is what you were doing on Monday. I'm suddenly hungry for breakfast tacos. :) I've stood in those lonesome lines. Nice imagery, Paschal.

That's a fascinating print. Makes me want to read the book, watch the movie, whatever to get to the story. It feels dark, somewhat medieval. Why am I suddenly thinking of Quills? Keep that door locked!

Peace & Reflection

6:06 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Thanks for the read, Lee.

3:48 PM  

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