give me a sec please i’ve got
these angels sticking needles into
my head. don’t you hate that
lately i’ve been meaning to write
a poem called “techno fantasia” and
it would be all like
trying to imitate technology
like through the language
the poem performs its subject at the lexical level, as the parody of myself
would put it
but no really
it would juxtapose all the facebook notifications and email subject lines with URGENT in them that clearly never get read and that builds, the subject lines get angrier and more frantic and the facebook notifications add up and so do the twitter notifications and the insta ones too and those emails did i mention those and the twist (sorry those angels) would be that i’m trying to write the poem as all this plays out but it’s all like i dunno jumbled all together like real cut up you know ‘beat’ maybe that’s the word except i
never get around to doing it b/c i just don’t think it’s such a good idea and i
feel like you probably would agree.
anyway there’s the wage relation.
Omar Zahzah is a writer, poet and organizer. In 2016, Omar’s chapbook 13 Almost Love Poems was released.Omar holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA. Twitter: @dromarzahzah