JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

photocredits

The looter

Carefully
I take my home
and re-make it in your vision
I have watched closely
how to vacuum and
use a washer-dryer
to delicately balance
my deceit with a surfeit of need

In Arabic
the sign says:
“looting is sinful”
it does not say
do not fill washer-dryers
with buckets of water
turning on the shanty-town’s
low-watt line
to watch the clothes tumble-dry

 

Continued: Abraham in overtime