Monday, August 29, 2005

Dystopic Blogging

I had never seen this bit of prose before it showed up in my Harper's. I'm slightly obsessed with dystopic literature, so this was really something of a delight, being an even shorter treatment of dystopia than The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.
After the uprising of the 17th of June
The Secretary of the Writers' Union
Had leaflets distributed in the
Stating that the people
Had forfeited the confidence of the
And could win it back only
By redoubled efforts. Would it not be
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?

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