Moving Parts

I’m sure they’re paid very generously,
but what does that say about us?
That we’re too weird and shiftless,
too undone at the seams
to participate fully in the general welfare?

Really, the way we laud these poseurs
and plastic mannequins is, in a word, retractable.

Are we not able to make
ample use of our own moving parts
and their functions? Of course we are,
but the point is, they’ve taken it upon themselves
to restrict how those parts are allowed to move.
And certainly, this is an injustice
of gravest magnitude, requiring far more
than a mere “attitude” adjustment to rectify.

It’s one thing to be in possession of wings;
it’s quite another to be in possession
of the knowledge of flight.

-r. miller





























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