Selfies (Quote Cento)

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Selfies

 

It was almost like a cemetery

when I first walked up.

We’re all scratching our heads.

 

There are a lot of barriers. If you were smaller,

you could wear this and it would be fine.

 

People don’t know how to bring it up.

It’s not like these girls are dressing

like street corner gals,

right? I mean,

it’s sweatshirts and comfy pants.

 

They’re not moving, not

talking. They will do what they need to do

to stay on top. Is it really that important?

 

I feel it’s clearly a crisis.

 

For every snake you see,

10 see you.

 

Build a better mousetrap

and the world will beat

a path to your door.

 

I really doubt it does.

 

 

Sources:

Durbin, Dee-Ann. “Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 16 April 2014.

Irvine, Martha. “Where should schools set limits?” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 16 April 2014.

Lowy, Joan. “Congress is giving states the transportation blues.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 16 April 2014.

Slaby, MJ. “Backpacks illustrate toll of college suicides.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 16 April 2014.

Stinnett, Chuck. “She was able to catch ‘The Quiet One,’ but she hasn’t caught ‘The Last One.’” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 16 April 2014.

 

Notes: When I was doing today’s Chimera poem, I noticed that several articles had nice, juicy quotes, so I decided to kill a bit of free time writing another Quote Cento, or poem comprised entirely of quotes sourced from existing texts. For this Quote Cento, each quote sourced from the articles is full-length, without erasure of words.

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Selfies (Quote Cento)

  1. As usual–remarkable connections–to lots of things–even to mice . . .

  2. I have to say, I really want to hear the backstory on this one.

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