Occupy This Type Rite [Write]

inspired by Canzine fest 2011 and recent events of late [occupy wall street] [typewriters] – Canzine’s Typewriter Orchestra: co-inspirators include: Amber P., Niki Ward, Ian Hanna, Liz Howard, Reevah A, Adam Abbas, Patrick Connors, Alexander Orchard, Mike Lipsius.

occupy this [can]zine
occupy these words
willful, regimented type-write
without remission, occupy this wire
and ink ribbon
occupy this soul–a corpus christi
in reverse
occupy my fingers with tardy
electric phrases,
these archaic instruments
the [right] [rite] write of metal clinch
to orchestrate this room–an
occupation of sound.

Please Note:


An edited revision of this poem is forthcoming
in the poetry book ‘Exaltation in Cadmium Red’
by Sonia Di Placido, Guernica Editions Ltd. 2012.


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