Monday, August 27, 2012

Featured Poem on Luzma Umpierre's page

A dual purpose and then some here: new poem, new poets (in sense of new to my personal reading list), new poetry page to add to reader and share.:Being a hurricane season appropriate poem is lagniappe. And who does not need a survival plan? Now to hustle up a few more links and an illustration. for Luzma's New Poem (a regular feature on her page), Survival Plan by J.L. Torres

To live in Puerto Rico
you need a survival plan
El Departamento de Ai Bendito
recommends one from below:

The Armageddon Plan
Embrace the worst and wait.
Stock supplies from the mega retailers
populating every corner of the island.
Buy a generator, a water tank for your roof.
Worship concrete and urban sprawl.
Accept corruption as a necessary evil.
Find comfort in screeching evangelists.
When you pay taxes, thank the Lord
for humbling you to render onto Caesar.

The Hedonist Plan
Celebrate hurricanes with parties.
Take days off before and after
the world record number of holidays.
Consider car jackings an adventure.
Live out animal fantasies behind rejas.
Overdose on island television.
Find pleasure in the misery of Dominicans.
Make Plaza Las Americas your second home.
Drive on shoulders & concrete dividers;
wave to fellow motorists as you do.

The Ostrich Plan
Stick your head in the sand,
(Viable; you live on a tropical island)
If too impatient to reach a beach,
honor the proverbial and tuck it up your butt instead.
Do not read crime statistics or any social metric.
Do not follow politics.
Ignore unemployment figures.
Ignore cars passing on the shoulders & concrete dividers.
Worship insularismo.
Consider driving over crater potholes like a Disney ride.
Keep chanting “This is the best of two worlds.”

Copyright J.L.Torres All Rights Reserved. FEATURED POEM @ Luzma Umpierre

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