Fuck You and Your Twenty-Six Point Two

Fuck you and your twenty-six point two,
and fuck the Escalades, two by two, white by white,

I’m waiting for protection.

Thirteen point one, you’re fucking done.

All around, I might be blind,

but there aren’t any cupped hands

managing my day.

The fuckers who wear their labels.

There’s love in the maze,

but they don’t take my dinero.

What I see with twenty-six point two,
they roll me on the microwave turntable,
kicking my poisoned kidneys,
choking and strangling my god

who rides a bicycle

without a helmet,

hugging the curb.

Thirteen point one runs over my god,
splotches on Escalades,

there will never be cupped hands.

Fuck me and my dead spirit.

I ain’t worth one point two.

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  1. #1 by Carl D'Agostino on August 26, 2011 - 7:56 pm

    I graduated with a 2.0. This is hard to figure Carl. I see focused anger and disgust. But afraid to venture a comment.

    • #2 by Carl on August 29, 2011 - 10:17 pm

      I was afraid to post it. It doe not work at all like I imagined, and now I’m a bit embarrassed, but I’ve done worse, much worse!

  2. #3 by Evelyn on August 26, 2011 - 9:21 pm

    this seems like Carl freestyling to me.
    brilliant.

    • #4 by Carl on August 29, 2011 - 10:18 pm

      Yes, you are kind and generous – Freestyling, but I’m afraid it doesn’t work. No one will say I didn’t try to stretch boundaries until I ran out of talent!

      • #5 by Evelyn on September 8, 2011 - 2:12 pm

        you could never run out of talent.
        you are amazing.
        just deal with it.

  3. #6 by Life: Between the lines on August 27, 2011 - 8:55 pm

    the numbers may refer to something. The escalade reference made me think about rims, but unsure and I agree with Carl D., a lot of anger, sounds like spoken word poetry around my way though 🙂
    smooches, hope you and your lovely one are well!

    • #7 by Carl on August 29, 2011 - 10:20 pm

      Thank you for your comment. I wasn’t trying to be angry, but you’re right, it did go that way…

  4. #8 by Kay Camden on August 28, 2011 - 11:44 am

    I might have to agree with you on this one. Except for the end.

    • #9 by Carl on August 29, 2011 - 10:20 pm

      Ha! Well, you’re the lone dissenter!

  5. #10 by Indigo Spider on September 6, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    I don’t see anger but despair. Or resigned acceptance of the unacceptable. Maybe that’s just me.

    • #11 by Carl on September 6, 2011 - 10:39 pm

      Resigned acceptance is a nice description, I hope.

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