Subcomandante Marcos

went for a three hour hike today and found concrete and shadow
the in between worlds of driving across to get to somewhere else

where people without places to sleep, sleep, and make their beds

hang their underwear up to dry

a broken place~ painted and burned down

places people in cars don't see~ the radio is too loud

everything is closed~ sold or for rent~ something new is always coming, more bars, nightclubs and restaurants

this is what architects do all day long~ they model the future
displayed in storefront windows
look what i can build~ a future without life

a Utopian world of giant nag chammpa

the city, the state~and the nice looking people want to bury this freeway, called the Viaduct~ they claim that it is unsafe from tomorrows earthquake~
while the truth is~ actually that it's just plain utilitarian, like cold war office parks and housing barracks, it's out of style~ too grey~ too depressing

this massive structure is being nibbled away

the Viaduct w/ parking~ future car crusher
the state and city are going to replace this behemoth with a deep bore tunnel, with any cost over runs falling on Seattle home owners, but that shouldn't be a problem
after the earthquake nothing here will have any value to tax

dolls and manikins magnets to my eyes~

extra credit: insert photo of guy in ski mask smoking cool 50's pipe and speaking into a megaphone surrounded by people, like you and me, only poor

"Yes, Marcos is gay. Marcos is gay in San Francisco, black in South Africa, an Asian in Europe, a Chicano in San Ysidro, an anarchist in Spain, a Palestinian in Israel, a Mayan Indian in the streets of San Cristobal, a Jew in Germany, a Gypsy in Poland, a Mohawk in Quebec, a pacifist in Bosnia, a single woman on the Metro at 10pm, a peasant without land, a gang member in the slums, an unemployed worker, an unhappy student and, of course, a Zapatista in the mountains. Marcos is all the exploited, marginalised, oppressed minorities resisting and saying `Enough'. He is every minority who is now beginning to speak and every majority that must shut up and listen. He is every untolerated group searching for a way to speak. Everything that makes power and the good consciences of those in power uncomfortable -- this is Marcos."
subcamandante Marcos~
i used to have a crumpled up copy of this answer to the question of subcammander Marcos's sexual orientation, but i lost it, my copy had a few lines about writers without readers and artists without galleries, which i just loved, when i was a member of P.I.L.A. and uncle bighead used to send me manifesto's weakly denouncing himself~
and as always remember the three R's

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