Sunday Gray (sundaygray) wrote in lx_arena,
Sunday Gray
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"surrounded by the half-eaten dead..." no wait, that's another story

I'm answering
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I'm answering <lj-user="sui66iy">'s political satire challenge 3 months too late. sorry about the that part. It's a cento. That's a poem where all the material comes from other sources. Like a collage, the art is in the arranging. This was written soon after the challenge was issued, so it had to be.... late April? Anyway, that's the context.

In Pagan Times (cento)

The official
currency of Iraq,
the dinar is
nearly worthless.
U.S. forces will
temporarily replace
the Iraqi currency
bearing Saddam's
face with
high-quality
whole bean
coffees,
fresh,
rich-brewed, Italian
style espresso
beverages,
a variety
of pastries
confections
coffee-
related accessories
and weapons. Our state
-of-the-art facilities
recycle or upgrade
unwanted governments

Iraqi civil servants are
end-of-life products
reusable commodities
consumer electronics
they have been working
hard to restore
basic services
and clean up after
our comic
sensibility
to continually upgrade
our weapons

“Starbucks is committed
to a central role in
rebuilding Iraq
Kofi Anan said yesterday.
Essentially, we run
an environmentally
safe and responsible
leadership in all
facets of our business
and we wish
to make
a difference every day,
to bridge divides
through our company-
operated effort quote
team up to clean up
unquote
providing
citizens
with opportunities to
recycle their
used government

to reduce the burden
on earth’s resources,
free
of charge.

Many
of our customers
are computer
-savvy and
are continually
upgrading to own
the latest technology.

Iraqi civil servants
Starbucks
purchases
roasts and
sells them
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