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Number the Alphabet
by Julianza (Julie) Kim Shavin
Monday, January 03, 2011
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 According to the documentary,
for every two lines read, book,

newspaper, on-screen, billboard,
recipe, note from the teacher,

a child, somewhere, has perished:
starvation,  illness, abuse, preventable.

Three now.  One and a half,
these being short lines.

How can I serve you, reader,
the death of five, or two and a half?

I, born-again alphabet of guilt, addict.
You there! Slice these fingers one by one.

The counting.  Seven or...
these monsters
(j'accuse), flesh headstones!

Does this



Can't seem to get the math of death down.

No: this way, this, no line-break, just an illusion, words drip off the page, down the side of the desk, spill to the carpet, slither beneath the door to the yard, the next , the next, no break, they're in the park now! where pampered dogs trot in pink sweaters, down to the grocery where the sated prepare anxiously for a pang, across the county line, now state, fugitives! now country, hugging the equator no  break, one line only and again without end and there, just half a child gone, things unneeded like a spleen, overly- long hair, fingernail clippings, a kidney, ear or eye, seal it, unsuture the dream: I'm going to grow up to be.











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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
You always present your readers with substance to "chew" on, Julie. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Luckily for us, dear J, you grew up to be You.
If I learned anything from this unique exercise,
it was to learn to write by the numbers.
I like this, and I'll probably love it after
a few more readings. I agree with Peter...
and you do it so well. af-g.
Reviewed by jude forese
feels good to renew my ABC's ...
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Another unigue and origianal message poem from Julianza...well done and powerful.
A ton of bricks, tall the buildings, the needs the wants, nowhere relieve, numbers all, too many, yet you care about the pink pooch, if one leads to the other, why fuc.... bother, I guess?
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
this may in fact be the most unique poem and unique format i've ever encountered. i think i like it, actually, i do like this; but my tiny pea brain will need some time to decrypt what is actually being put forth here. it seems, on its surface, to be what i sometimes refer to as "pornography of numbers theme", where humanity is lost in the statistical/ mathematical overload bombarding us on a daily basis with facts, figures, calculations, surveys, polls, analyses, etc. i need to chew on this for a bit; but i admire the "dare to be different" aspect of the format for sure. nice work julie!!
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