Habits

Broken Glass Suit3
M broken glass suit. I wore this in a parade led by Sun Ra, for the first Birmingham City Stages festival in 1999. This was deemed my least dangerous suit at the time. I had one made of fire and another of barbed wire. Photo by Asako Karino.

I’m actually a Seven Habits kind of guy, but I write sarcastic poems sometimes. This is one of those times. 3:13 AM. The Poetry Hour. My poem, Habits.

HABITS

The seven-hundred-sixty-nine billion,

five-hundred-fifty-five million,

six-hundred-twenty-one thousand,

three-hundred-sixty-eight

highly annoying,

endlessly irritating,

impossibly superior,

grating, smug, superstitious,

stifling, compulsive,

overbearing and aggressive

habits

of highly successful people.

2 Responses to Habits

    • It was covered with broken mirrors and broken glass, attached with acrylic paint and polymer gloss.
      I was invited to march with Sun Ra. Behind him, actually, at some distance.
      I left that suit in Japan.

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