Monday, June 04, 2012

Against Sweet Ruin

In reference to Tony Hoagland's "Sweet Ruin."

If silence is suffocating you
and you have to break something-- make it
chains. Let that be your noise. Someone
else's chains. There's more than enough
to go around.

Quit stepping on harmless sticks. Throw down
a plate-glass window and free
the mannequins. Take a hammer
to a crate full of endangered animal parts. Yes, ape,
throw rocks-- we have that urge for a reason!

Pick your targets. Worthy breakage
is never far to seek. Splintered iron-- now that's
sweet ruin.

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