Olindo Chiocca ≈ Poem

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WHO ARE YOU

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WHO ARE YOU
ARE YOU ORGANIC, FAIR TRADE, UNHOMOGENIZED
UNPASTEURIZED, OECD APPROVED AND CORN FREE
ARE YOU SHADE GROWN, TAX FREE AND HAND PICKED BY UNION WAGED EMPLOYEES
ARE YOU VOID OF ALL POLITICAL AFFILIATION EXCEPT THOSE THAT ARE APPROVED

ARE YOU POLITICALLY CORRECT, WEAR THE CORRECT WEAR, SMELL THE CORRECT SMELL AND WEAR SHORTS OVER YOUR PANTS
ARE YOUR CLOTHES MADE BY UNION NON CHILD WORKERS GIVEN A FAIR WAGE IN A FAIR ENVIRONMENT BY A FAIR MINDED TASK MASTER.
ARE YOU FAIR
WHAT IS FAIR

ARE YOU CERTIFIED, QUALIFIED, RECOGNIZED
HAVE YOU SAID THE RIGHT THINGS AT THE RIGHT TIME
AVOIDED THE WRONG THINGS AT THE RIGHT TIME
IS YOUR POLITICAL AFFILIATION AFFILIATED WITH THOSE WHO ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY AFFILIATIONS
IS IT ALL GOOD

WHO DO YOU KNOW
DO YOU KNOW THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN THE WRONG PLACES
OR THE WRONG PEOPLE IN THE RIGHT PLACES

ARE YOU SUSTAINABLE, ATTAINABLE,
DO YOUR FOOTSTEPS MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
DO YOU MAKE AN IMPACT-ARE YOU DRIVING THE EARTH TO ITS END
WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE-IS ANYTHING YOU TOUCH OR DO SUSTAINABLE
WHO ARE YOU KIDDING

DO YOU OCCUPY, PROTESTIFY, REBEL, RESMELL, RETELL
DO YOU DO IT WITH PEOPLE YOU KNOW, WANT TO KNOW, HOPE TO KNOW OR WISH YOU DIDN’T KNOW
WHAT ARE YOU OCCUPYING
IS IT ALWAYS THE SAME SPACE UNTIL YOU’RE GONE

HOW DO YOU KNOW
IS THIS THE PRODUCT TO BUY, USE, TOSS, NOT BUY, CERTIFY, OR PROTEST AGAINST
WHERE DO YOU BUY IT
WALMART, FALLMART, KWIKI-MART OR K-MART

DO YOU BUY BIG BOX, MULTI-NATIONAL, NATIONAL, LOCAL OR LOCO
WHAT IS LOCAL
ONE MILE, FIVE MILES, TEN MILES OR ONE HUNDRED MILES
ARE YOU ON A HUNDRED MILE DIET, FIFTY MILE DIET, OR
THE LATEST TREND, THE ZERO MILE DIET
DOES THIS MEAN WE’RE NOW AT THE POINT OF EATING OURSELVES UP
WHO ARE YOU
WHO AM I
I USED TO KNOW
NOW I DON’T

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