A year of youthful exhuberance/
The deadliest year for civil aviation.
Faze out those glamorous red telephone boxes +
Sing for African children instead.
I can walk out
With an [artificial] heart
Whilst you screen my blood
before you take it.
You’ll [AIDS] me
Before I [AIDS] you.
Car bomb kills 80/ Tyson knocks out a/
Lions put on birth control
And in goes Reagan.
Mix black and white in SA/
Stamped and approved.
Cherry dead in Brixton,
Causes rouge, blood-spattered juice to fall on/
Red over black policemen’s hats.
Whilst suburban kids get addicted to
Nintendo’s and Duke Nuke ’em,
Blossom bombing/ bomb tests/ bomb [dead].
UK celebrate first glow-worm day,
And Mickey Mouse catches fire,
Scorching children with
Melting glutenous plastic,
Bubbling yellow Daffy Duck creates yellow puss boils on skin.
10,000 swept away in Bangladeshi wind/
Barely being heard over Cold War rhetoric.
Shuttles go upwards/ planes fall down,
Crash to earth [break up].
French bomb Green Peace
Colère tue paix.
Le monde est fatigué,
Le monde est à pleurer,
Fend le monde,
Le monde est en guerre.
8.1 kills 10,000
95,000 without home
[Only in Mexico]
ONE AMERICAN DIED
Such a story roles and roles.
Flick pages on famine/ far too many to
Comprehend such a/ nasty business.
ONE AMERICAN DEAD
Presume their importance
If you [communicate] to me
If you [have lived/live/living] English or American
If you [dead/dying/doing] are relevant
I sense connection
Should have connection/
Mourn our loss
On your parting.
My imparting significance,
this one year
Is too small to register.
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