Grids

Modernist wet dreams
of shiny machines
in elegant lines:
clanking, stamping,
assembling parts
for the greater good;
mechanical time clocks
punching remuneration.

Maniacs ranting
out of monumental
buildings in grids
baying for blood
to water the earth.

Diminutive figures,
lost people
running in mazes
with repetitive tasks
cheaply performed.

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5 thoughts on “Grids

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  2. ‘Modernist wet dreams of shiny machines in elegant lines’ – how can you not love a poem that begins with those lines? A magnificent poem on the implications of McDonaldization.

  3. “baying for blood / to water the earth.” Great deal of meaning present in few words. Reminds me of the herd mentality——droves of sameness going through the motions.

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