George Orwell

big-brother-1984

George Orwell
minor writer
twentieth century
(before your time)
book about pigs
not Charlotte’s Web
the other one
pig characters
not Freddie, the other one
animal characters
for children
science fiction adventure stories, too
not Star Trek, the other one
ray guns and plucky heroines
bulky suits
not Star Wars, the other one
bulky suits with
big old helmets
room enough
for a human head
plus a mongoose
maybe
plus a couple of rats
animal rats, though
not the other ones
politicians
he’s dead now
health is doubleplusungood
you should forget him
sit in front of the CCTV instead
read about the fifty shades
not the s&m manual
the other one
no truth (black…)
no lie (…is white)
doubleplusgray
doubleplusgood
nothing to see
he’s dead
but
someone
really
is
watching
you

—Don Whittington

orwell

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