Imaginarygarden Monday // Soviet Kitsch Imagined By

The more things change, the more things stay the same

just another monday
working for the man
least I’m in the office
not ten miles underground
spices, metals, gems,
compounds to power
the worlds… just looking
forward to Friday
and a party out on mars
step into the circle,
materialize on a star
let’s all take a stand
for the collective good
of our motherland.




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11 responses to “Progress

  1. A party on Mars…and why not…and yet the use of ‘comrade’ sounds rather like a military term for friendship…perhaps another story afoot…

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  2. I wonder if it means being a party or having a party.. can the party make that clear comrade?


    • I didn’t think of that Bjorn but it could go either way, right? What I really had on my mind was even though technology, even space travel itself, doesn’t seem to change the basic nature of man himself. We are still all trying to make a living, falling in and out of love, being compassionate and cruel, selfish and altruistic… things change but humanity rarely.


  3. I just love the way this so neatly closes…all loose ends calmly tied. Enjoyed!


  4. really enjoyed the flow of the poem and the precision of your words – especially liked
    “step into the circle,
    materialize on a star”

    – though it all hangs together so well


  5. If only we could revolutionize the human mind to respond and act with the best intentions. Science advances in shades of light and dark depending on the human/humans at the helm. Great depth in this one.

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  6. Ohh, I love this! For some reason, I especially like “spices, metals, gems”.


  7. That was the poster I chose for my poem too! I love how you interpreted the dronish/martian feel and brought that to your poem. Thanks so much for sharing and for bringing something shiny to the out of standard!

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  8. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Love it, love it! I quite lost sight of the Soviet aspect in mine; you brought it in so neatly.


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