Friday, January 22, 2010

separate hard lumps

"This person suffering from hereditary defects costs the community 60,000 Reichsmark during his lifetime. Fellow German, that is your money, too." (Nazi poster, 1932)

The arrest warrant made
his silhouette a capital offence
since they stopped distinguish between
watery and separate
lumps

in between
the soft bulbs
the rollicking spinach and rollercoaster snake
lays wholesome meaninglessness

the core is not rotten it's a house dick
what tastes best
entirely liquid or sausage shaped but
lumpy?
Doesn't matter you say you're hungry

Leave the spitting skirt
the weak sister is tipped by a
few
but you don't mind
you never mind
all you need is your eugenics
your master calls now


Disclaimer: So there will be no misunderstanding; please notice that this poem expresses my disgust for this kind of philosophy (however you probably understood that).

6 comments:

PO Johnson said...

Dear FOS colleges and readers. The quotation comes from a Nazi propaganda poster in the 30's. I was moved to write a poem about it since this sickening practice of weighting human life's after money seems to endure today too.

If you want to look at the poster please go to my blog page.

Jukka said...

I hate NAziz and got angry wehen seeing the poster. The poem was effective lotsw of duirty words. You dare to write things I won'd dare. You're brave, thanks.-

Jenny Enochsson said...

PO, thanks for being brave enough to write this poem.

The poster is gruesome. The nazi outlook on people is sickening!

Akeith Walters said...

Art, I think, is an artist's commentary on the human condition. You write such reflections well. Good for you for daring to do so.

Francis Scudellari said...

PO, I like how the poem undermines the worth of the individual who holds such skewed views on how someone should be valued. Great job.

PO Johnson said...

Thank you all for you kind comments. It’s a strange thing,
some people values money so much that they think people should suffer.