SELECTIONS From The Last Two Hundred Days by Steven Collier

Coalition on Homelessness, SF (coh@sfo.com)
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SELECTIONS From
The Last
Two Hundred Days

To the fairest.

city chats to itself,
city contemplate:
does city want to
masturbate?
elucidate
nominate
defecate
pontificate
estimate
dedicate
demonstrate.

Thurible, vessel,
censor too,
chalice,
sword and working Pen,
made ink,
write on skin.

Pissed now, so retaliate
Pander,
Discredit,
Masturbate,
Conjure
And invoke -
Baneful herb (?)
Turn to smoke.

Careful now,
The ink doth flow,
On skin,
"made ink"
make line,
make bow,
make quiver,
and make me shiver -
make my skin crawl.

Happy election,
full erection,
no labia
to be heard -
such anger
just beneath the trees
they'll soon be brought
down on their knees,
no quarter given ruthlessly:
it is San Francisco after all.

For Wankerin' Willie
Now,
Politician
make excuse
you'd better lie big time -
they look at you
not knowing if -
but you'll blow it
have a tiff -
FBI nose now to sniff.

11 August 1999
city chats
and city preen,
city streets
are really mean,
city goof
and city spoof,
it's time to make jokes.

City smug,
city laugh,
dirty city,
surplus half,
surplus nothing!
'cause city knows
all the money
city blows.

citizen unrest,
but city stands
against the many hearts and hands,
city red with blood...

city in shock,
city sad,
citizens know now
that they've
been had.
No measure taken
to end the strife,
forever changed now
city life.

city already
tough as nails,
winter cold
it rains in pails
and buckets too,
the dead last year
number one/four/two (142).

City sees
the homeless die,
city is
the all-seeing eye,

city look the other way
city blame the homeless day.

Day of the homeless
city knows,
we remove you out
to city lows -
and empty buildings
as city sits,
process blonde,
and perfect tits.

City feign
introspection
city in love
with city's reflection,
city stroke
and city preen,
Barbary Coast,
Dirty Queen.

It's true that politics
is a whore,
her favor always on sale.
Beneath city fluff,
where tense is rough,
the city of tales,
not just enough.

(Endlessly,
and so with words,
existence moves itself
in herds.)

Steven Collier Copyright 1999
Everything Everywhere All At Once All The Time













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<fontfamily><param>Courier_New</param>SELECTIONS From 

The Last 

Two Hundred Days


To the fairest.


city chats to itself,

city contemplate:

does city want to 

masturbate?

elucidate

nominate

defecate

pontificate

estimate

dedicate

demonstrate.


Thurible, vessel,

censor too,

chalice,

sword and working Pen,

made ink,

write on skin.


Pissed now, so retaliate

Pander,

Discredit,

Masturbate,

Conjure

And invoke -

Baneful herb (?)

Turn to smoke.


Careful now,

The ink doth flow,

On skin,

"made ink"

make line,

make bow,

make quiver,

and make me shiver -

make my skin crawl.


Happy election,

full erection,

no labia

to be heard -

such anger

just beneath the trees

they'll soon be brought

down on their knees,

no quarter given ruthlessly:

it is San Francisco after all.


For Wankerin' Willie

Now,

Politician

make excuse

you'd better lie big time -

they look at you

not knowing if -

but you'll blow it

have a tiff -

FBI nose now to sniff.


11 August 1999

city chats

and city preen,

city streets

are really mean,

city goof

and city spoof,

it's time to make jokes.


City smug,

city laugh,

dirty city,

surplus half,

surplus nothing!

'cause city knows

all the money

city blows.


citizen unrest,

but city stands

against the many hearts and hands,

city red with blood...


city in shock,

city sad,

citizens know now

that they've 

been had.

No measure taken

to end the strife,

forever changed now

city life.


city already

tough as nails,

winter cold

it rains in pails

and buckets too,

the dead last year

number one/four/two (142).


City sees

the homeless die,

city is

the all-seeing eye,


city look the other way

city blame the homeless day.


Day of the homeless

city knows,

we remove you out

to city lows -

and empty buildings

as city sits,

process blonde,

and perfect tits.


City feign

introspection

city in love

with city's reflection,

city stroke

and city preen,

Barbary Coast,

Dirty Queen.


It's true that politics

is a whore,

her favor always on sale.

Beneath city fluff,

where tense is rough,

the city of tales,

not just enough.


(Endlessly,

and so with words,

existence moves itself

in herds.)


Steven Collier Copyright 1999

Everything Everywhere All At Once All The Time














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expressed a prior interest in receiving this type of information

for non-profit research and educational purposes only.**




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chance martin

Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco

468 Turk St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

vox: (415) 346.3740

Fax: (415) 775.5639

coh@sfo.com

http://www.sfo.com/~coh

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