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Imagining a Status


Making a request
today
is
asking for permission
to control your life
people bind you
with pieces of paper
that they’ve hung
to every single tree
to show which tree
the paper came from
you are bounded by this tree
and this tree too
that I cut down
for you
in your honor
therefore you must
pay
says Your Honor
destroyed by flimsy things
establishing concrete things
like the food I can no longer
eat
or stomach
because I couldn’t
pay for it
or
like the rent I can no longer
pay
or
receive
because I couldn’t
handle them
handle them handling me
take all of your money
honey
and don’t forget the change
you’re going to need it
living here
or living
dead
in this paperful
powerless
society

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