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A Poem by RobertRonnow


Author: RobertRonnow
Created: November 14, 2015 at 05:26 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Free Verse | Writing | General/Other
Upload Stats: 5 Stars by 1 users with 1 comments and 210 views

Morsel of Biomass  

Negligible morsel of biomass
my fat belly, formerly abs
insignificant yet it occupies me
hourly while bored or hungry.

Fat is what? a picture
of despair, giving up caring
or man out of balance, other
side of the world's starving

mass, case of the soul's malnutrition
industrial agriculture, television
supermarkets, vacations, hydrocarbons
and the grid. Electricity, urban

traffic jams, photons at final
rest. Sugars synthesized, abundant
plastics to carry them home in.
Into your house and into your mirror.

Memorizing the periodic table
and learning the calculus makes one
no thinner. Walking the mountain
in heat and cold and rain, alone

or in fire crews should do it. And a
healthy fear of death. A laugh
a day at sex and pain and fate
which renews the biomass I hate.


Last Modified: February 04, 2016 at 06:25 am
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NooseArndYurNeck
January 09, 2016
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I really enjoyed this poem. I especially enjoyed what (I think) the message is. Intelligently and eloquently displayed, but still easy to understand. There's a fine line between that eloquence and pretentiousness but I think you hit the nail right on the head!
applaud


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