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I am tired with alphabet words
aren’t you?

The C word, the D word, the F word, the H word, the J word,
the K word, the L word, the N word, the Q word, the S word,
etcetera, etcetera

my word!

I apologize if I offended anyone by leaving out their offending word

Here’s the plan:
assemble everyone in the U.S.
Yankee Stadium is too small,
so maybe we rent the Grand Canyon for a day.
(I know people who know people
from the Hualapai Tribal Nation and the Havasupai Tribe
so this is a non-issue, as they say)

We set up microphones and Marshall Amps
all along the bottom of the Inner Gorge
everyone gets a turn to shout out their words

from A to Z
crank the volume up to 10 and get it all out
once and for all

ALL THE HATE WORDS!
let them ring out and echo there
from the 3 billion year old Vishnu Schist at the bottom of the Gorge
to the 300 million year old Kaibab Limestone there at the rim
rattle the fossils in the strata

declare how insignificant we are

After this day, while we cannot officially disallow the use of the words,
we can agree not to be offended any longer
by any of it

We will then adjourn to the banks of the Colorado River
where we will have the largest tailgating party
in the history of the world

pot luck – the theme is grandma’s recipes
served up family style

we will randomly select musicians from each nationality, ethnicity, and religion,
and have a battle of the bands into the wee hours

we will dance like nobody’s watching
conga lines visible from space

folk tales around the campfires
face painting for the kids

inter-caravan conjugal visits between consenting adults are optional
but encouraged

in the morning we will proceed back to the world
a rejuvenated and deeply bonded people

the world won’t know what hit ’em

we will NOT rest on our laurels
but will begin planning
our international event immediately
I’m thinking a desert maybe is an appropriate venue

at the end of my four years
we will be ready for the aliens
which, in my mind, is our real threat

My name is Carlos Chagall, and I approve this post.

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

Please see here for Here’s What I’ll Do If I Am Elected – Part I

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