Thursday, November 3, 2016

Rob Schackne #134 - Ordinary Bizarro

Ordinary Bizarro

The menu doesn't change
At dinner tonight I overhear
Someone say, this crummy planet
I turn around – the table's all Chinese
They're discussing an unrelated matter
Money or some other delicate relationship
Us do opposite all Earthly things
Now I hope I’m not in for this again
Plain speech drifting into strangeness
Confucian lessons in fluent acrimony
How me protector no one here protect?
When you see how it functions
When it goes around in your head
When it comes out different...


  1. Unsettling, in the best way. How do we share a common world when we all see, attend to, dream, desire, remember and believe in different things, let alone cultural relativism.

  2. I love this... sometimes I'm sure I'm hearing something in Dutch when it can't possibly have been

  3. Strangely surreal moments are for living for - and the poems. So good.

  4. Thank you all. As Señor Thompson once wrote: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." :)

  5. I enjoyed this - plain speech *is* actually strange :)


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