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Let's Play The Game

by Chris Sorrenti

Let's play the game of word association

Pulling numbers from the air

Aloft without a care

Feed the data into the computer

Set the rhythm and the tone

Creation à la mode

C'est une autre pair de manches

Quand on fait la dance

Hit the switch

Ignite the news

No we're not talking science

Bending numbers into names

Only unfolding a universe

In psychoactive innerspace

Let's play the game of word association

© 1985

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Author's Note: Every so often I post a poem that I think is really good, and yet poorly received by others. This is one of them. It’s been here at least a couple of times before. One of those poems that speaks precisely the way I want it to. The second opening piece, following Dance With The Madman, in This Masterpiece Of Madness. C’est une autre pair de manches, literally translated means ‘another pair of sleeves’, however in Quebéc, Canada, at least, it’s an expression meaning 'it’s a different story.' So that line and the one that follows together mean in a deeper sense it’s a different story when one doesn’t just dance, but actually creates the dance, one of the things we poets do with words.

Posted on 10/02/2014
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