Thursday, January 21, 2010

Instant messaging

The other night I was flipping through the channels in that absent way we do and became aware of how many messages we're hit in a small fragment of time. How strange they sound when taken out of context. So I tried a project -- I flipped through all the stations (we get about a dozen) several times, writing down the first or second phrase I heard. I rearranged the phrases below into another poem thing:

Oh, I didn’t mean to startle you
It’s a great atmosphere; we’re having a lot of fun
Double bubble all the time
That was incredible; you were like a bond girl
Love me? More than anything in the world
But you’re on your own
The face that finds sanctuary behind this mask
It stands up to stress; it stays flawless all day
Thank you so much, that’s perfect
We didn’t want anything too extravagant
You only owe $8,400
Hey, hold on a sec
Check out the hub caps that they try and pawn off as flying saucers
Gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble
That’s enough
Sunday I really have my hands full; that’s bath day
It’s a pretty somber locker room
Do some of the things you want to do
Drinks and passing out raffle tickets
It should be a welcome haven for visitors
She just can’t wait to get home to it
Small companion animals
Stay free every day
Then we found out that it wasn’t a drill
Evidence placed him at the crime scene
Definitely feeling a little blue tonight
To realize how easy it is to get lost here
Never returned to the jungle
What we had today was just a shame
You guys really don’t have anything else to talk about