• Writings From a Past Life: Plumbing, Fables & Piercing Social Commentary

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    Jan
    3

    For your reading (and mocking) pleasure, here are three poems from Justine’s juvenilia we could all live full lives without. 

    

    Drip
    I shouldn’t have to deal with that
          wacky faucet.
    Hot to cold, cold to hot.
          Unbearable.
    If it had ears, I’d tell it to
          pick a temperature.

    The Ugly Duckling
    Just come right out and say that
          it’s not okay to be different.
    I hate hidden morals.

    And last but certainly not least, the young Goldberg’s take on the state of American culture, education and the cult of consumerism:

    A Lesson in History
    There’s this commercial that I always see
    for a used car garage somewhere that doesn’t matter.
    The crook on the screen is always too excited
          over nothing and everything.
    “Comes complete with a V6 engine,” he boasts,
          and freedom too.
    He likes America.
    He likes the Constitution and the parameters it sets for him.
    He likes to tell his customers to put their
          John Hancock on the dotted line.
    He brags about the cherry tree that he keeps in his backyard
          and all that he’s learned from it.
    He wishes top-hats weren’t out of style.
    He’s a small man but everyone I know seems to think he’s real big
          ‘cause that’s what they were taught.

    Watch out, Jon Stewart. I’m nipping at your heels.

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