Here’s another chance to read some Extract verse about the pain of Capitalism today.
This piece of verse from resident poet, A.D. is formed in the Extract Poetry style. In this method, the verse is shaped to seem as if it is an excerpt taken from a larger piece of writing. The ellipsis is often used at the beginning, middle or end.
… and the meek will inherit the garbage and skips
for the weak have no power to fight, overcome,
but the righteous who stand and defend the oppressed
have the strength to defeat callous blight.
… how many stand,
lay siege to the scourge
of ruthless ambitions and gain
made simple via attachment and apathetic hunger
which abstracts the growling growing pains of young life,
… stymied by ruthless ambition and greed,
oblivious to all but the bubble of I and ME
and wanton over-need that feeds
upon the meek and weak and oppressed
who hoke in the garbage…
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