bill costley

Rookie - 144 Points (May 21,1942 / Salem MA usa)

Cl@ssific@tionism


While you're reading this
Somebody's deciding whether
it's filling empty minds with
stuff of the classifiable category

that oughtn't be open to just
anybody reading this. Trilemma:

Open, Closed, Classified.

Classified's a transient value
of sometimes no value @ all.
[Ex. Air is getting sorta scarce.]
Classified /not-quite classified?

Classified; lest panic ensue.
You can all breathe now. Closed.

(08 DEC 10, Santa Clara CA) v4

Submitted: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Edited: Friday, December 21, 2012
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