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Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Writing In Purgatory


sometimes
writing
in Jakarta
Indonesia
is to fall
in a state
of purgatory
while writing

with speed
passion energy
without pause
expending
oneself in moments
heightened passion

minutes hours
can slip
by

without
a thought
of saving
work
then
wop
wham
damn

power
goes off
random
saving
forgotten
all effort lost

forever
retrieved
never

in a corrupt
nation
of demigod

officials
pocketing
maintenance
money
traditionally
fixing

nothi ng
lining
pockets

overseas
bank balances
with bribes
exalting
in corruption
powers

blow out
common
outages

in an
overloaded
grid system

where money
for maintenance
is siphoned
off into pockets
of corrupt officials
mammon worshipers

where a finger
a slimy finger
in an office tower
crashes power
to suburb victim
price stick'm

kicked'm
ticked'm
evict'm

outage day
make subscribers pay
steal away

to boast
power bills
by 25% plus

rogue roving
suburb selecting
power terminating

in January
through March
2010 dozens
dozens of poems
were lost this way
what can I say?

many many many
of these heavy
corrupt officials

after dying
will be crying
because Allah
detested their vile
corrupt greedy
power play


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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Complete version of the split images 'Power Cut Deleted', 'Time Fuel Burns', 'Irreplaceable Art Lost', 'Indonesian Power Companies Jack Grid' and 'Constant Power Cuts' by Terence George Craddock.

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