Winebox by Paul Vaughan

the curly mind linguistically innovative poetry - weird & risky

Librarian
Imbued with panic
Electric spirals
Blasted shots of vodka*
Frozen incentives
Ruinous apologies
Ambivalent shopping
Untrained crematorium staff
Missed limestone cavities
Indigenous coffee mugs**
Lazy milk bottles
Colourful air freshener***
We split the atom, the centre of everything, and in so doing we created chaos
Happy times

*Postmodern fiction as a whole could be characterized by the ironic quote marks, that much of it can be taken as tongue-in-cheek. This irony, along with black humour and the general concept of “play” (related to Derrida’s concept or the ideas advocated by Roland Barthes in The Pleasure of the Text) are among the most recognizable aspects of postmodernism.

**Following World War II, with the bombing of Japan, the cohesive centre disappeared for Americans. People began to move outward from the cities and into newly created suburbs. Women did not wish to return to the world of housekeeping after tasting the freedom of war-time employment.

***The practical magnetic…

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