Monday, 16 February 2009

An Appropriate Title

We live in a world obsessed with quantity.
The value of our work is judged not on its content, but on whether it consists, for example, of at least seven hundred words.

To that end I have created the modern haiku, as follows:

Spring in severance
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
and where our summer winds howl
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
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yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
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yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
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yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
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yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
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yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
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yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada
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What point tomorrow?

700 words, thank you very much.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Days

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Yesterday is the last day of the whatever the opposite of the rest of your life is.
The day before yesterday is the beginning of the end.
The day before that is the end of the beginning.
The day before that is Wednesday.
Tomorrow is the next day of the rest of your life.
The day after tomorrow is a really bad movie. Presumably. I haven't seen it.
And then we're back to Wednesday again.