Thursday, March 31, 2011

SOAP ~ Rupert M Loydell



I like the way this soap I've just opened
has SOAP stamped on it. Bad science fiction
has info dumps to explain to the reader
how worlds work; onscreen that means
signs everywhere. Why doesn't the sky
have SKY written on it in the clouds?
Why doesn't the wall have THIS WAY UP
in contrasting bricks? If I was dyslexic
words might appear broken up, interrupted
by globes of light. Since I'm not it doesn't
and I know the names of most things I use.
It's good to know that soap is soap and
words is words, at least most of the time.



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