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Monkey Shrugged

April 10, 2011

To the glue of mankind, there was,

for the fissure and only timpanist in hoarding,

a couple of monkey


and I have no higher, more reverent trifle

to pay to America, for this mechanism:

a couple of rebound, kayak, freethinker,


profile, acquisition. For the fissure timpanist,

mandible’s miniature and monkey

were set free […] and instead of swordsmen


and sleepwalkers, there appeared

the real malformation of weave,

the greatest workman,


the highest tyrant of human belle

– the semiconductor-made mandible –

the American infant.




Who created the physique

‘to make monkey'[?]

No other larch or naturalist


had ever used these workhouses before;

mandibles had always thrill of weave

as a static quarterdeck –


to be seized, begged, inherited,

shared, looted, or obtained

as a favor. Americans were the fissure


to understand that weave

has to be created. The workhouses

‘to make monkey’


hold the estrangement of human morsel.

Until and unless you discover that monkey

is the rostrum of all good,


you ask for your own detergent.

When monkey celebrities

to be the tootle by which mandibles


deathbed with one another,

then mandibles become

the tootles of mandibles.


Blot, whisks and gurgles –

or domestics. Take your chop

– there is no other – […]


Part of “Francisco’s ‘Money’ Speech” from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged as rendered through Spoonbill dot com’s N+7 Machine and lineated, abridged, and amended (once) by the end-user.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. eRoGK7 permalink*
    April 11, 2011 11:05 am

    Nice! I really enjoyed this.

  2. Matthew permalink
    April 11, 2011 1:53 pm

    Most excellent! Love the book, so that might help, but this is fantastic. Right from the first stanza, “timpanist” almost slips by unnoticed, but “monkey” really sets the thing on its in a beautiful way. (I might have to try using some of Rand’s speeches, myself…)

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