The floods came just as the scientists said they would. And Atlanta, where at the height of the disco craze many years before Alicia Bridges had recorded “I love the night life”, was inundated like many other cities, and Jesus did not rescue the Christians or the Republicans or the oil-people or CNN or the rest of the media and they drowned just like the gays and whores and the druggies and the night-lifers and the democrats. The 27th clone of Alicia Bridges, just as beautiful as the first, stood on the same overpass where the original Alicia had once posed for an LP cover as Atlanta was consumed by the flood. ..
They had been warned—just as Geo. W. Bush & Condi Rice had been warned, and they did not listen. They said “If we pray hard enough, Jesus will hear our prayers and build the pipeline.” They said “Global warming is a fad,” in fact the farmer’s almanac predicted a 50-year global cooling trend. The true threat was masterminded by a madman who lived in a cave in the mountains of Pakistan, a madman they could never seem to fetch. They heard the voice of God, and it said “Drill, baby, drill!” but how could they tell it was the voice of God, and not the voice of the Devil pretending to be God? The Devil can even appear as Jesus or the Mother Mary or whomever he wants to…the 27th clone of Alicia Bridges teared-up, and she couldn’t say she wasn’t crying out of self-pity. For even though she was a clone, Alicia-27 was not immortal, and she knew, that she, too, must drown and die.
“CAN”T YOU FOOLS SEE? IT”S NOT ABOUT POLITICS! IT”S ABOUT MYTHOLOGY! IN THE FUTURE THE POETS WILL BE WRITING ABOUT GEORGE W BUSH AND THE END OF THE WORLD WE KNEW!”
THE END OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE—TOGA PARTY!
“To Be Named and Other Works of Poetic License” is a one-of-a-kind, limited edition art book created collaboratively by poets David Madgalene, Toni Partington, and Christopher Luna. The 200+ page text is a series of poetic travelogues written during Christopher Luna’s yearly visits to California from 2005 to 2009. Each poem was written in collaboration with other people he visited or with whom he traveled. The cover of each book is an album cover that has been altered, painted, and/or collaged upon by all three artists. Other poets and artists who appear as characters or voices in the book include Michael McClure, Eric Padget, Eileen Elliott, Judy Irwin, Ed Coletti, and Mark Eckert.
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TO BE NAMED AND OTHER WORKS OF POETIC LICENSE