Thoughts While Shopping.

   in the market
   is a vehicle
for their conditioning.

they're covered
   with animals
they can't see:
monkeys on backs,
pirate shoulder parrots,
shot through w/ termites
   thriving on rot.

still, they are placid,
toting baskets
        & pushing carts
full of organic produce
and vegan soy "meats"
wrapped in plastic.

serene, the automatic
vegetable sprayer
thunders & flashes
before the release
and i want to stick
my head into it,
under the mist, bite
and tear w/ my teeth

...and still
nobody screams

nov 20 2002
while reminiscing about last
night's trip to the PCC w/ Sarah

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