Found Poem © DAVID RAY 2013

Large, capitalized, white text, "LEGAL NOTICE" on black background

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN A found poem is a text that is so meaningful, musical, or unique that it can be appropriated, with credit to its original author (if known), by any prowling literateur.  Thus I claim the Public Notice of the Arizona Department of Environmental Qualities (ADEQ) proposal to issue Air Quality Control Permit no. …

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How Rockefeller Became a Billionaire

In 1901 Puck published this political cartoon depicting John D. Rockefeller as a king presiding over a landscape that he has devastated. On his crown are the tools of his empire: four railroads–including Pennsylvania's Reading and Lehigh Valley R.R.s– encircle his crown, which is topped by oil derricks and holding tanks.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In the beginning, Rockefeller was a completely poor fifteen-year-old kid who had only a single dime to his name.  With this dime he bought an apple, which he polished with the edge of his only shirt and sold for twenty cents.  With this twenty cents he bought two apples, polished them both …

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photograph of homeless man sitting on bench, the image has been manipulated so that the man's surroundings are sepia-toned to emphasize the focus on him.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN They stroll the hot side-walks as the pavement sizzles from the unwavering Sun. Their survival means hope as their bodies undergo never-ending pounding of moving and shuffling to keep from going insane, grief deep as life or thought. We see them often as microscopic, and from a distance a faint light twinkles …


A prayerful request to the DJ’s of our new day’s eve party

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Beyond the booty shakin’ and child murderin’ glorification grows strong, fresh talent, slingin’ edifying communication Mainstream media don’t play that, though, neither mass protests poppin’ off all parts of the planet, yo But it’s playin’ all right, it’s playin’ all night, ‘til the wheels fall off and burn, it’s playin’. Listen to …

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