Monday, December 29, 2014

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Graphic design and colors of the year,
Photoshopped windows catch the eye.
Plastered on a plastic torso
Vacant expressions black and white
Lift up the worshipped gifts to reach their peak.
Graffiti in a foreign language—
A foreign language we’re trained to speak.
Around the corner, bricks might crumble
But here, full-spectrum beams preserve the sparkle.

Prompt: Mag 251


7 comments:

  1. Yes, we are all trained in the language of mindless , nihilistic , conspicuous consumption ...nihilistic ? Maybe "Consumption" is a God of sorts , after all....

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  2. As I read this, I feel like I'm following someone around a museum or a showroom, learning about an uncanny phenomenon. Even after I'm told about the "foreign language we’re trained to speak", there is still that sense of standing outside.

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    1. It's interesting to think about how future civilizations might perceive our current lifestyle. Thanks for sharing how this felt to you.

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  3. Nice contrast between the crumbling bricks and the sparkle.

    Happy New Year, Maria!

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  4. Thanks! Happy New Year to you too!

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  5. Graphic designs and photoshopped windows - I love the description!

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