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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Instant Writing #26

We are circles
drawn in sand,
god-like entities
made in the image
of man ... and
we pray to ourselves,
crusading in our own name
until we've
achieved the status
of gods to be praised.

We are shadows cast
on sunny days, echoes
of childhood laughter
captured in memory
and replayed in songs sung
on a radio for masses
who can not sing ...

we're kings
without castles
demanding peasants
to kneel before
an imagined authority ...

we're slaves willing to serve
hidden masters ... casting votes
for an American Idol
of unknown forces
that we call: God.

- Chad Lilly

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


How long before
the connection
between thought
and thing
become apparent?



How long before
the mass mindset
trades the complex
for the simple?

Intentionally Intricate.
Effectively Deceptive.

How long does it take
for this Pavalov-
to wear-off?

Ring, Ring.
Bark, Bark.
Tax Break.

The reflex action
automatically pukes
a conditioned response

programed to be stupid-docil-listless-
apathetic-broken-guilty-and always less
than acceptable in the eyes
of the moral majority... You're perfect!

When can you start?

- Chad Lilly, 'unpublished works' ... leave me a comment or tweet me @icpchad and let me know if this is worth ink and paper, please?