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Poetry


A short history
Ed Steck

A laborer smuggles a late-autumnal themed tumbler out of the specialty plastics warehouse. Loosening fabric around the waist, the nightgown envelopes balloon-like and frees from the shoulders. A train whistles. To widen the highways and open up traffic into the city, a large building once housing a community theater, barber shop, and beer outlet was demolished; it had been abandoned nearly fifteen years prior to the demolition citing a decreased amount of foot traffic in the area. The road was first built as a construction route for the companies contracted to build the overhead bridge bridging two prominent neighborhoods populated with street markets, churches, and residential areas; due to its convenient location, the road was eventually paved and inhabited by a variety of industrial havens, both large and small, including a steel foundry, a brewery, stock warehouses for lumber yards, a railroad yard, automotive garages, and, eventually, a bus lane for public transit. The piece of fabric acting as a scarf wavered out of the car slightly opened window as the driver softly wheeled her head around the base of her neck while stuck in traffic. Crumbling bricks sit in the street once fallen. After the paper and water rations, the news reporter warned viewers of an eventual curfew in order to install a multi-platform surveillance system in an attempt to ward off and control citizens engaged in suspicious activity such as collecting items from refuse-stockpiles, collaborating with nearby individuals in communal settings, and producing governing body sanctioned items without a permitted capital license including vegetation, livestock, fuel, and weaponry. The authorities, considering all aspects of humanity had been erased by the minuscule constructed component structures, largely ignored homemade electronics, therefore, newly formed anti-production subversive activity collectives scavenged refuse-stockpiles, unbeknownst to authorities, collecting transducers, capacitors, and integrated circuits to build microphones and loudspeakers, which, eventually, allowed members to adapt these skills to methods of direct action, such as hijacking media mainframes and enabling electronically triggered explosives. On the table, there is bottled water and a glass vase holding a seasonal floral arrangement. A van drives through southwestern territories. A friend leaves the back porch, walks toward the common room, and peruses a scrapbook of oil paintings in black and white on glossy paper removed from a generic volume. A taxidermist is advised by a personal care assistant to deter unnecessary infections by using hand-sanitizer immediately following the practice. A friend leaves the back porch, takes the train to meet an acquaintance, and finds a thousand dollars worth of chocolate marked for dismissal by the manager of an upscale candy shop. Everyday against the body, natural positions extinguish conditions with make a collective experience possible: a reference guide for synæthetic refuse alien against the body was privately published by an anonymous source rumored to be a high-level operative to the governing body's corporate subdivision. A videotape of the document being published was discovered.

 

 

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