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P soup

Rob Hack

for Scott Guy
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The young men are restless, generation x y kill
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ambiguous gender vicarious thrill
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soft and hair free, pyrotechnic on RTDs.
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Crazy old life, Toffler’s Future Shock
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the silver tsunami, the end of a golden age
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who bought the golden kiwi.
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Yeats’ order of the golden dawn, rave on
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John Donne, pork chow mein at the Golden Horn
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rave on solid gold hits, Cher with her silicon bits,
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txt in and win multi-dysfunctional plasma screen
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bigger than a Texas hangman’s wallet.
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You wanna fry with that?
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I hear deafness is officially an epidemic. Did you hear that?
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Pollution promulgated as a possible patsy, perhaps
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a parasite perforated your cochlea.
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More likely one loud party too many folks
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not the parliamentary type but
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the personal pandemic of I pod, therefore I am.
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P. Pornography perused by a political pacesetter
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pissing off the punters and pub peepers peering
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at pairs of panties paraded by pole-dancing performers
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enhanced by performance enhancers.
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Speaking of, striking union members rise at a Viagra factory.
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The world seems crazy for pills, pills make you crazy
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for pills, crazy like 20% of Aotearoans, apparently.
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Not me. I’m too busy chatting with my million friends
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on Facebook. Headache? I take 37% improved Panadol
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and feel 49% better. Inserts upsize so you don’t
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disappoint the missus when really it’s about preliminary
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words soft touches and kisses, nowadays unused like Tiger’s
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little black book or the Gov. General filling out a tax form.
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Unlikely as John Key not saying ‘Aushtralia’ or
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Maradona chillin’ out watching Argentina lose.
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Misunderinterpretated as a Sarah Palin line,
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as is, why people shoot people on driveways,
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rather they shoot over lingerie pamphlets stuffed
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in letterboxes by schoolkids as often as the armed
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offenders are called out, as often as a Paekākāriki poet
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gets spotted at the bar doing the Aussie haka.

 

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