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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 11:56 pm

People's Poetry

Jacqueline Jackson presents

springfieldpoem # 7

ah spfld spfld for several weeks now I've been in minneapolis and while bike-auto ratio isn't even there are still more bikes than you can shake a spoke at but I want to talk about the buildings great and small their sides backs fronts
so many are painted primitive art traditional art sophisticated art folk psychedelic symbolic trompe l'oeil you name it one designating the
tuscan cafe within another advocating life some with neat perspective some madness amok one
a whole page of mozart score but color color color all over there's a mosaic folk go out of their way to see and a man's front yard jammed with artistic
junkheap coils and storecases with things in them armless rubber dolls and daily changing signs deploring racism the number of iraqi dead the mounting trillions people drive by there too color life caring it makes your heart sing your
heart weep ah springfield why are we so drab we destroy a mural and the vachel lindsay one on the square downtown is so pale so hidden that I seldom notice even when I ride by on my bike
© Jacqueline Jackson 2008
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