A Few Colossi

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We must never, ever take anything down.
Build on top of the built world, accrete
and do not pare; fill every ordered town
with statues of its residents, and choke the streets
with statues of the statues of the statues till they drown
all empty space beneath a solid sheet
of human matter; burst the borders; frown
at the vast wilderness, incomplete
without commemorating plaques
and towers named after long-dead architects
and roads to nowhere and great retaining walls
retaining other walls; let Atlas’ back
break; he can no longer shrug, his neck
has also snapped. We’ll build a statue to his fall.

2 thoughts on “A Few Colossi

  1. Yes, but with important political, sorry, cultural exceptions, such as random Amerindian gravesites and tire piles.

  2. meh. meanwhile another pizza hut goes up in Yosemite.

    you really are a fucking idiot inkberrow. bannon is out, why don’t you sign up?

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