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YELLING FOR SIXTY SECONDS IS NOT YELLING

go ahead and call the authorities
i am too far within boundaries
i will not be beholden for emphasis
i will not be monitored for quality assurance
if it is your law, then it is my law too
if it is your law, then i don’t want
to be the only one caught by it
if you’ve got some beauty then i want my fill of it
if you’ve got some nostalgia then you can leave me out of it
if you’ve got some concern then you can wrestle with it
but don’t ask me to do it
if you’ve got something under your architecture then i want to know the blueprints
if you know i’m going to stop then you can’t begrudge me for starting
if you know i’m going to stop then you can’t excuse yourself from listening
if you want to start a disturbance you should see what you have in front of you
i wouldn’t say i’m being grandfathered in a good way
i wouldn’t say i’m not upset by what echoes through the walls and stairwells
if you should want me to be so calm
if you should want me to restore civility
if you should want me to be obedient and invisible
then you had better feed me plenty of salt
and don’t wait for things to run their course
or i’ll run so long you’ll lose all sense of a beginning
because anguish for a minute is deserving, and i’m telling
you i’m in my limits, holding my liver, and not yelling.

Posted 07/09/10
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